For years there have been jokes about whether computers are male or female. (There are many variations on the theme, this link shows just one.) But has anyone ever actually tested a computer’s response to the different kinds of violencia de género (gender violence) as the Spanish insist on calling domestic violence?
Yes, computers are delicate mechanisms, and, if you physically mistreat one, it will no doubt break down eventually. But what about verbal abuse?
At last we have a – partial – answer:
You have been warned: don’t shout at your computer (or at least, don’t shout at your disk drive).
Fortunately, I think it’s still all right to make snide remarks.