Granted, it is common knowledge that the penalty for breaking a mirror is seven years of bad luck. Many people, however, are unaware of the sanctions which will be imposed for other offenses, especially those which have their etiology in the digital age.
A case in point is the consequence wrought from breaking the screen of a laptop computer. According to Spoof.com legal expert Billy Lawless, breaking such a screen will get the offender fourteen years of bad luck! That's twice the rate for breaking a mirror. To complicate matters, most manufacturers don't make this information available to consumers. The moral to this story: be careful with that laptop screen.