Bij GA-Source kwam ik dit artikel tegen over rare gewoontes van mensen tegenover hun PC. In Zweden hebben bijvoorbeeld 20% van de gebruikers de neiging hun PC te strelen, en in Spanje begint 18% te huilen als de PC kuren heeft .
Do you stroke, hit, or talk to your computer? Well, you're not alone.
According to Reuters a quarter of Britons would rather be on their PC than making love and more than half of the population admits to talking to the screen -- not bad for a nation which once ridiculed Prince Charles for talking to his plants.
PCs in Spain suffer violence with 57 percent of owners admitting to hitting them, according to a survey of computer use in five European countries by technology giant Microsoft.
Another 18 percent of Spaniards are driven to tears of frustration while Germans are distinctly unamused by them -- only one in six has enjoyed a laugh with their PC.
The temptation of sex, or even soccer, is not enough to drag some away from the mouse clicker.
``Despite football fever sweeping the nation when the French raised the World Cup last year, nine in 10 French PC owners would rather be on their computer than watching football, more than any other nation,'' Microsoft said.
In Sweden, 11 percent of loved ones are left alone at night as their partners play away in the computer room while 20 percent of users admit to stroking their PCs.
Germans are the worst for dropping food on theirs with nearly a quarter of the nation admitting to spillage.
The over 60s -- so-called ``silver surfers'' -- are most dedicated to their PCs in Britain where they clock up 13 hours a week at the keyboard compared with under an hour in Germany and Spain. hit, or talk to your computer? Well, you're not alone.