Keyboard enthusiast age structure

When were you born?

2011-
1
0%
2006-2010
0
No votes
2001-2005
13
4%
1996-2000
46
15%
1991-1995
50
16%
1986-1990
63
20%
1981-1985
57
18%
1976-1980
28
9%
1971-1975
24
8%
1966-1970
17
5%
1961-1965
5
2%
1956-1960
5
2%
1951-1955
2
1%
0000-1950
1
0%
 
Total votes: 312

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

14 Aug 2019, 14:35

keyboard Kultist wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 23:30
[…] I'm far older than most of you folks, I'll be 60 at the end of August […]
Youngsters are always welcome :lol:

keyboard Kultist

15 Aug 2019, 00:43

Thanks Grampa :-)

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fohat
Elder Messenger

15 Aug 2019, 01:12

Here, only kbdfr is older than me.

On GH, every time I am about to think that I am oldest, terrapin will pop up and edge me out by a few months.

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vometia
irritant

18 Aug 2019, 14:15

I feel young again!

mr_a500

18 Aug 2019, 14:40

You know you're old when somebody says, "Oh, Windows 95! My dad says he used that when he was a kid. It's ancient!"

When my dad was a kid, computers were just being invented to break Nazi code.

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Muirium
µ

18 Aug 2019, 15:05

Ditto here. Enigma was broken right around the time my dad showed up, to keenly watch documentaries all about it, decades ever later. Me and my brothers were the ones to teach him Windows 95.

Something I routinely get from folk in the community when I meet them in real life is: “you’re younger than I thought!” I could take that as a compliment, but I prefer to take it to mean that I write like a rancorous auld fart!

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vometia
irritant

18 Aug 2019, 15:21

I've always been a rancorous old fart, even when I was (technically) young. Parents were born during WW2, gf's dad actually grew up then and was an evacuee. And then a nuclear physicist, which was a new and exciting thing back then rather than today's "that's something we can buy from China because we have no idea how to do it."

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Muirium
µ

18 Aug 2019, 15:24

vometia wrote:
18 Aug 2019, 15:21
"that's something we can buy from China because we have no idea how to do it."
Sounds like making keyboards.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

16 Mar 2021, 14:55

Time to bump this thread again. Please enter your year of birth!

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Scarpia

16 Mar 2021, 20:51

Ok I’ll bite. 1982

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Muirium
µ

16 Mar 2021, 21:38

Dear sir,

I hereby request my right, legally granted by the GDPR (article 1, subhead 0.1ac: Paddington Bear came to tea), to make a great girls blouse of myself, by getting into a tizzy about the nerve, the very nerve, of requesting personally embarrassing data like that heretowhichforewhether is requested (demanded!) in this World Wide Web hyperthread. You sir are an incorrigible data miner and this shall stop immediately, postprompterhocwith, at the penalty of my bunched knickers aired in public. By what right, what nerve!, do you invite voluntary contributions of a personally numerical endeavour? And by what means are *your* servers secured?

My lawyer will be with you once he has recovered from his unfortunate gynaecological hysteria.

Yours, in a wad
Ambrose Twatt, Troll (Hons)

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Bjerrk

16 Mar 2021, 21:51

Muirium, your unspeakable age cannot be hidden behind mere legal barriers.

"That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even Beamsprings may die, but older still is Muirium", as the mad poet Abdul Alhazred wrote in the Necronomicon.

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Muirium
µ

16 Mar 2021, 21:59

Ah, I remember good old Loveboat. (Lovecraft hadn’t been invented yet.)

Here’s a thought. A fairer or at least more creative way of confessing would be to name a technology which hadn’t been invented before you.

Mine… is the Cherry MX key switch.

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Bjerrk

16 Mar 2021, 22:06

I'll go with Linux. I'm older than a penguin.

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depletedvespene

16 Mar 2021, 22:28

Muirium wrote:
16 Mar 2021, 21:38
Dear sir,

I hereby request my right, legally granted by the GDPR (article 1, subhead 0.1ac: Paddington Bear came to tea), to make a great girls blouse of myself, by getting into a tizzy about the nerve, the very nerve, of requesting personally embarrassing data like that heretowhichforewhether is requested (demanded!) in this World Wide Web hyperthread. You sir are an incorrigible data miner and this shall stop immediately, postprompterhocwith, at the penalty of my bunched knickers aired in public. By what right, what nerve!, do you invite voluntary contributions of a personally numerical endeavour? And by what means are *your* servers secured?

My lawyer will be with you once he has recovered from his unfortunate gynaecological hysteria.

Yours, in a wad
Ambrose Twatt, Troll (Hons)
Should we be relieved that you didn't refer us to Arkell vs. Pressdram for any subsequent comments? :mrgreen:

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fohat
Elder Messenger

17 Mar 2021, 02:50

Muirium wrote:
16 Mar 2021, 21:38

You sir are an incorrigible data miner

at the penalty of my bunched knickers

you invite voluntary contributions
Naw, you've got it all wrong, you young whippersnapper.

Kbdfr is just checking to be sure that he is still the only "over-70" on the roster. I am curious, too, to see if I retain my #2 position.

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Go-Kart

17 Mar 2021, 08:49

I pre-date The Morris Worm.

It's interesting to see that the composition of DT is younger than I'd thought, purely based on my interactions with member over the past month. Though maybe that's more a function of more active members being in the latter age brackets.

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Bjerrk

17 Mar 2021, 09:39

Go-Kart wrote:
17 Mar 2021, 08:49
I pre-date The Morris Worm.

It's interesting to see that the composition of DT is younger than I'd thought, purely based on my interactions with member over the past month. Though maybe that's more a function of more active members being in the latter age brackets.
Or that a healthy appreciation of vintage keyboard technology is a shortcut to wisdom and maturity. I choose to believe that.

Excuse me while I say my nursery rhymes.
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round ....

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Go-Kart

17 Mar 2021, 13:27

:D Or even a healthy function of the two.

...with keyboards comes wisdom!

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Muirium
µ

17 Mar 2021, 13:44

Buy one, get one half price.

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derzemel

17 Mar 2021, 20:33

Muirium wrote:
17 Mar 2021, 13:44
Buy one, get one half price.
which is which? nobody knows

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Muirium
µ

17 Mar 2021, 20:48

Least of all us wiseguys.
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