A new defence? Provocation by computer

A German man has been excused for throwing his computer out of his apartment window in the middle of the night and disturbing the peace. A police spokesman said, “Who hasn’t felt like doing that?” I sympathise too. Sometimes computers can be so frustrating. I once slapped a computer, which hurt me more than it hurt the computer, but it made me feel so much better.

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3 responses to “A new defence? Provocation by computer

  1. Pingback: Legal » Blog Archive » Evening Legal Brief

  2. It may only be a techno-urban myth, but apparently a company chastised a worker for hitting a photocopier, however, after investigating how (un)reliable computers, printers, and photocopiers were, it attached lightweight plastic flyswatters with bits of string to all such equipment, and said it was OK for staff to relieve stress by using the flyswatters on the gear, so long as they didn’t use anything more substantial.

    I’ve also seen pieces on “corporate bonding” service providers where groups go to a place full of used computers, mobile phones, etc, and pay to smash them up with baseball bats for a couple of hours.

  3. I strongly, strongly recommend you go to YouTube and check out the “Angry German Kid” video to see just how frustrating a computer can be…

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