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Ages of forum correspondents

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Re: Ages of forum correspondents

No Oldjim, your avatar just makes you look like a silver surfer!!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Ages of forum correspondents

and looking at poll so far - most of us are in same group 60-69! Grin
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Thank you jmd, gotta go and get some sleep now, you know how us oldn's need our shuteye...
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Well not so actually, the majority (so far) are under 50, but I agree the greatest number for a single group is 60 - 69.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Josie I'm glad you said young and not childish.
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And I thought I was a silver surfer - not even in the top two

Oldjim I always knew you were sprucing with your non-de-plume.
I would only disagree with your top two, oldest two certainly.
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Obviously it would be cost-effective for PN to aim their advertising at the old-folks homes...

"In The Beginning Was The Word, And The Word Was Aardvark."

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Well heres me thinking i'm in a whole new age bracket! I've been ticking the 18 - 24 box for, well you know that amount of time. Now i hit 25 (on Monday i might add) and then i'm still in one with the youngsters!!  Cheesy
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Well I am not shy am 45, 46 in May.  Smiley
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Own up - who's the nonagenarian Grin
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Now it's only a small self-selecting sample, but it shows a big bias towards the "maturer" user so far. And I'm one of them - bus pass just over a year away!
If that reflects the broader population of PN customers then some market research might be of value to PN - understanding why they attract those people, and maybe how to get more of them?
It would also be interesting to know if people are new to Broadband/computing or are "old hands" at that too (as well as life itself). Personally I've been using computers for well over 40 years, actually working in IT for 90% of that time and I think I first had an email address over 25 years ago.  Cool
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I think this is more representative of who uses the PN forum than of the broader population of PN customers, don't you think?
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Now it's only a small self-selecting sample, but it shows a big bias towards the "maturer" user so far. And I'm one of them - bus pass just over a year away!
If that reflects the broader population of PN customers then some market research might be of value to PN - understanding why they attract those people, and maybe how to get more of them?
It would also be interesting to know if people are new to Broadband/computing or are "old hands" at that too (as well as life itself). Personally I've been using computers for well over 40 years, actually working in IT for 90% of that time and I think I first had an email address over 25 years ago.  Cool

This comment is interesting, if you look at the topic 'The gulf between non-techie people and the experts is so wide', there seems not to be much understanding or sympathy by the 'experts', their attitude seems to be, 'It's not my fault if you don't understand'.
By the way I got my first computer (a laptop) and started to use broadband about four years ago.
That's right, I was seventy three.
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Quote from: HPsauce
Now it's only a small self-selecting sample, but it shows a big bias towards the "maturer" user so far. And I'm one of them - bus pass just over a year away!

Also, where does "maturer" start? If it is 50, then the divide is pretty much 50/50 at the moment...  Smiley
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I'm kinda gutted that i have to check 1 box lower down than I'm used to.    Undecided
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Also, where does "maturer" start?

Start another poll on that?  Grin
(I used the old trick of look at the data first then define the categories......)