Keyboard enthusiast age structure

When were you born?

2011-
1
0%
2006-2010
0
No votes
2001-2005
5
2%
1996-2000
31
13%
1991-1995
39
16%
1986-1990
46
19%
1981-1985
48
20%
1976-1980
26
11%
1971-1975
19
8%
1966-1970
17
7%
1961-1965
5
2%
1956-1960
4
2%
1951-1955
2
1%
0000-1950
1
0%
 
Total votes: 244

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

11 Mar 2016, 13:25

A recent post reminded me of an older thread where three years ago, DT members had been asked to state their age:
off-topic-f10/keyboard-enthusiast-age-t4875.html

Age inevitably changing with time, most answers given there will now be inaccurate.

And as in the meantime DT has welcomed many new members,
it is probably even more interesting now to have an insight into the age structure of DT members.

This time, though, the question will allow answers to remain valid over time:
please check the option stating the period when you were born.

And as always, feel free to post comments about greenhorns and old farts.
This is DT, after all :mrgreen:

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

11 Mar 2016, 13:30

OK we have one (my) vote so everyone now pretty much knows how old I am. :oops:

Are you not voting yourself kbdfr? :evilgeek:

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photekq
Cherry Picker

11 Mar 2016, 13:32

This is a nice idea.

Representing the young members of DT! :mrgreen:

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

11 Mar 2016, 13:35

seebart wrote: OK we have one (my) vote so everyone now pretty much knows how old I am. :oops:
That's precisely why I preferred to wait a bit - see the last paragraph of my first post :lol:
Done!

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Khers

11 Mar 2016, 13:37

My age-interval is leading! Go mid-to-late-eighties, go!

It'll be interesting to see what the distribution looks like in a few days or whatever it takes to get meaningful statistics.
Last edited by Khers on 11 Mar 2016, 13:38, edited 1 time in total.

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

11 Mar 2016, 13:37

kbdfr wrote:
seebart wrote: OK we have one (my) vote so everyone now pretty much knows how old I am. :oops:
That's precisely why I preferred to wait a bit - see the last paragraph of my first post :lol:
Done!
No, I can clearly see your vote on there. :evilgeek:

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Chyros

11 Mar 2016, 14:03

1987, a very fine year :D .

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

11 Mar 2016, 14:04

Chyros wrote: 1987, a very fine year :D .
Yes, for a Model M. :evilgeek:

pcaro

11 Mar 2016, 14:09

1980 - A good year for keyboards

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Chyros

11 Mar 2016, 14:26

seebart wrote:
Chyros wrote: 1987, a very fine year :D .
Yes, for a Model M. :evilgeek:
Naught wrong with that :D .

Maybe I'll bump into an M made on my birthday someday xD .

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

11 Mar 2016, 14:32

Chyros wrote: Maybe I'll bump into an M made on my birthday someday xD .
Oh I remember we had something like that here before. Considder that I own one keyboard that is slightly older than I am! Also happens to be one of my favorite.
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Chyros

11 Mar 2016, 14:37

Btw is everyone afraid to publicly post their age or something? xD

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Scarpia

11 Mar 2016, 14:45

Oh what the f...? According to this, being from 1982 makes me an old bastard on DT? You DAMN KIDS! You were born into a world with iPads! What are you doing here anyway!!!!!? Hands off my old timey goodies!

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

11 Mar 2016, 14:57

Scarpia wrote: Oh what the f...? According to this, being from 1982 makes me an old bastard on DT? You DAMN KIDS! You were born into a world with iPads! What are you doing here anyway!!!!!? Hands off my old timey goodies!
Not quite Scarpia, we have a pretty good mix. I'm about ten years older than you and kbdfr is about 98. :mrgreen: Let the vote run a week or two and we'll know more. I love this BTW:
0000-1950
:P ...from the dawn of time to the fifties.

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clickykeyboards

11 Mar 2016, 15:04

<--- Glad to be older than the IBM model M design copyright (c) 1984

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fohat
Elder Messenger

11 Mar 2016, 15:05

seebart wrote:
...from the dawn of time to the fifties.
That is pretty irritating (although I am one notch above that increment) there should be one more finite decade or half-decade step before oblivion.

It appears that there are at least 2 people still alive from the 1800s:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldest_people

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Scarpia

11 Mar 2016, 15:05

Year '0000' isn't technically the dawn of time. My historian (and Dr. Who fangirl) girlfriend would want me to point that out.

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shreebles
Finally 60%

11 Mar 2016, 15:29

kbdfr wrote:
seebart wrote: OK we have one (my) vote so everyone now pretty much knows how old I am. :oops:
That's precisely why I preferred to wait a bit - see the last paragraph of my first post :lol:
Done!
Damn, wish I would've got here earlier :twisted:

I am one of those lucky kids that could find a Model M (but probably not an F) with their birthdate.
HOWEVER, we did not grow up with iPads. This is a recent phenomenon. We were on the brink, some of us had gameboys, fewer had gaming consoles, but so did the kids before us.
It's the generation after us for whom everything was different already, who were born into a digital world, we were the ones that saw the switch. I had used only cassettes and analog cameras in my childhood but from being a teen everything turned digital. I think it's cool to have witnessed both and seen the inception of the new technology. It gives you a some understanding of both.

PS: And my first keyboards were rubberdomes, but dad's typewriter at the office was certainly more fun :twisted:
As it happens he threw it out recently, and I got the (MX compatible) Gabriele keycaps... It all comes full circle...

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

11 Mar 2016, 15:33

1986-1990 and 1981-1985 are both leading with 24% right now. Does not suprise me, but I know there are some other older users here at DT.

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chzel

11 Mar 2016, 15:49

1982 here! Barely younger than my beamspring! (which incidentally is on the header right now!)

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vivalarevolución
formerly prdlm2009

13 Mar 2016, 09:20

Ah, the 1980s, such a fine decade.

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Madhias
BS TORPE

13 Mar 2016, 09:36

Chyros wrote: Btw is everyone afraid to publicly post their age or something? xD
Me not, 1981 representing here! Now bots send me ads which fit to my age.

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

13 Mar 2016, 09:46

1999. Just barely born last century.

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derzemel

13 Mar 2016, 09:51

1985, still searching for a Keyboard made in January of that year ( i know, lame :P )

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fohat
Elder Messenger

13 Mar 2016, 16:23

OK, I will admit that I am the early-1950s guy.
Who is the one geezer more ancient than me?
Is that what kbdfr's cryptic message meant?

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

13 Mar 2016, 16:46

fohat wrote: OK, I will admit that I am the early-1950s guy.
Who is the one geezer more ancient than me?
Is that what kbdfr's cryptic message meant?
I'd say so yeah. ;) But I don't really know.

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photekq
Cherry Picker

13 Mar 2016, 17:21

1997. I don't bother trying to find a keyboard with the same birthday as me, as they're mostly rubbish by that point :lol:

EDIT : After saying that, I just realised that the MX5000 was still made in 1997.. I think I might have to try and find my birthday 5000. Although, since Cherry date codes only go down to the week, I'd have to get 7 of them to have a good chance of owning one which shares my birthday :mrgreen:

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Chyros

13 Mar 2016, 18:28

vivalarevolución wrote: Ah, the 1980s, such a fine decade.
It's great to have been born in the 80s because it means you'll have been a teen in the 90s and the 90s were a pretty fun time, especially to be a teen in xD .

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Plasmodium

13 Mar 2016, 23:05

1994 - surprised to find people younger than me here!

Lurch

14 Mar 2016, 12:04

1989 here. All of my IBM boards are older than I am... :roll:

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