from the kicking-and-screaming dept
It turns out that when they’re not arguing over who should merge with who, the Canadian part of HP is spending their time putting out completely random surveys. The latest shows that over 10% of Canadians have experienced photocopier rage to the point of kicking or hitting the machine (30% say they almost beat the machine, but had enough restraint to hold back). The writer of the article took an informal survey around San Francisco, and discovered (not surprisingly) that photocopier rage is fairly common in this neck of the woods as well. This might explain why the scene in the movie Office Space where they destroy the copier/printer/fax/whatever machine is so popular.