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Techno-Rage

An article in the Wall Street Journal once described an anonymous video clip circulated widely by email that showed a “[m]ustachioed Everyman in a short-sleeved shirt hunched over a computer terminal, looking puzzled. Suddenly, he strikes the side of his monitor in frustration. As a curious co-worker peers over his cubicle, the man slams the keyboard into the monitor, knocking it to the floor. Rising from his chair, he goes after the fallen monitor with a final, ferocious kick.”

The article went on to say that reaction to the clip had been “intense” and that it had apparently tapped into “a powerful undercurrent of techno-rage.”


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