how people react on computer crash-down ? the first few moments in any crisis response are critical, and mistakes can be costly. a recent study examined the diverse reactions. the non-violent response is the most popular : about one-third of respondents said they immediately just resign themselves to loss of the data. but 7 percent said their first reaction is to hit the computer, and 13 percent yell at the computer first, meanwhile another 13% try to ‘sweet-talk’ their computer. one restaurant manager threw it into deep fryer. that destroyed the laptop … and deep fryer, too. an amusing story on msnbc