Waiting for laptops, programs and files to load is now one of the seven most stressful everyday experiences faced by people with computers, according to the research.
Almost one in three Britons admitted slow-loading PCs put them in a bad mood for the rest of the day while 29 per cent of those asked said they lost sleep over the issue.
Some 8,001 desktop and laptop users across the world were quizzed as part of a study commissioned by computer storage company SanDisk.
Italians were found to face the longest delays, wasting 6.8 days a year waiting for slow computers, while America's 4.9-day average was the lowest of any country.
In the UK the most common cause of time delays was waiting for files to be uploaded or downloaded, followed by slow-loading applications. Relatively little time was wasted waiting for computers to boot up.
Lon quote due to Telegraph paywall.
So if stuff takes too long to load, and it loads much quicker than it did a few years ago does that not mean we have saved loads of time?
When does real news start again?