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Americans really hate their computers — at least when they aren’t working properly. A new study commissioned by and conducted by Harris Interactive found that 52 percent of Americans are unhappy with their computers, and of those 94 percent say those problems are a source of stress.

Got to say, when GeekWire experienced some Internet connectivity issues earlier this week, stress set in. (I left the office in frustration, getting my stress out on the soccer pitch).

And just how stressful are those slow load times, crashes and poorly performing programs?

The study found that 47 percent of respondents found computer issues more stressful than choosing what to wear, while 27 percent said it was more stressful than a traffic jam and 21 percent said it was worse than airport security. Nineteen percent said computer problems were more stressful than dealing with finances, while 13 percent said it was worse than arguing with a spouse.

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