E-mail, instant messaging, Facebook, violent frustration... is there no end to the ways that computers can bring us together?
This week a man in Berlin who became so enraged with his computer that he threw it out of a window discovered the gentler side of the law.
"We understand," officers said calmly, as they placed a reassuring hand on the perpetrator's shoulder.
A spokesman for the German police summed it up by saying, "Who hasn't felt like doing that?"
The angered PC user did have to clean up about a half block's worth of shattered computer parts, but no police report was filed.