Keyboard enthusiast age structure

When were you born?

2011-
1
0%
2006-2010
0
No votes
2001-2005
6
2%
1996-2000
35
13%
1991-1995
42
16%
1986-1990
51
19%
1981-1985
53
20%
1976-1980
27
10%
1971-1975
22
8%
1966-1970
17
6%
1961-1965
5
2%
1956-1960
5
2%
1951-1955
2
1%
0000-1950
1
0%
 
Total votes: 267

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ماء

31 Mar 2016, 10:37

90s it surprised me a few collectors under20

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Chyros

31 Mar 2016, 12:39

Pretty sure if you run it on GH the age structure will be much much younger. While I'm pretty average here I am (and feel xD) much older on GH.

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shreebles
Finally 60%

31 Mar 2016, 13:15

I wonder if that explains their preoccupation with ridiculously garish and ridiculously expensive artisan keycaps. :mrgreen:

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Chyros

31 Mar 2016, 13:31

shreebles wrote: I wonder if that explains their preoccupation with ridiculously garish and ridiculously expensive artisan keycaps. :mrgreen:
Almost certainly :p . The vintage keyboard scene is much smaller there, too.

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fohat
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31 Mar 2016, 13:57

This sample can't be very objective, with under 100 entries after all this time.

Where is everybody? There is no embarrassment when the data is anonymous.

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shreebles
Finally 60%

31 Mar 2016, 15:01

Here's a new theory. The data is skewed towards younger participants because they are more likely to spend a lot of time on internet forums and see this thread.

While there are of course participants who are 50 or older, and have seen and voted in this thread I think that this age group is less likely to check in here so often.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

08 Sep 2016, 05:25

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XMIT
[ XMIT ]

08 Sep 2016, 05:30

Kids these days.

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

08 Sep 2016, 07:03

I got love for you if you were born in the 80s!

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7bit

08 Sep 2016, 17:36

This could be easily the Keyboard age structure. Mayby a bit more from the 1990s and less form the 70s.
:-)

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ideus

08 Sep 2016, 17:38

I always thought this community was made out of old pals, but not really.

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

08 Sep 2016, 17:42

Who the fuck voted >2011

I'm calling your parents!

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SL89

08 Sep 2016, 17:53

'89 represent

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Chyros

08 Sep 2016, 17:59

Wodan wrote: I got love for you if you were born in the 80s!
Amen, bruvva.

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7bit

08 Sep 2016, 18:23

Wodan wrote: Who the fuck voted >2011

I'm calling your parents!
This must have been the bot!
:shock:

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seebart
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08 Sep 2016, 18:27

Once again that proves we have all age groups here at DT, from 80+ (kbdfr) :mrgreen: to five year old users who probably use expensive custom 60%'s with all kinds of clacks. :lol: 8-)

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elecplus

08 Sep 2016, 18:37

Fohat and I are 2 of the oldest, but I don't know who the other two are.

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seebart
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08 Sep 2016, 18:40

elecplus wrote: Fohat and I are 2 of the oldest, but I don't know who the other two are.
I don't think so, we do have other "elderly" users. I'm not so young myself going on fiveO. :maverick: I know that kbdfr is quite a bit older than me.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

08 Sep 2016, 19:46

Image

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Chyros

08 Sep 2016, 19:48

I'm twenty-nine and I feel like I'm half-fossilised D:!

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seebart
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08 Sep 2016, 22:36

kbdfr wrote: Image
:o :mrgreen: Your the Tipro Wizard kbdfr.

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kekstee

21 Sep 2016, 13:31

I remember seeing some Olivetti board with blue labeled keycaps before it was thrown out at my dad's office. If I only had known...

Well, grew up with shitty rubberdomes until I ran into printed circuit issues with simultaneous keypresses and after some research decided my keyboard was shit. So the whole 96-00 bracket does not surprise me at all. It's when I spent most time on the internet anyway.

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002
Topre Enthusiast

21 Sep 2016, 13:43

Sounds similar to my story on the entry to mech keyboards :)
Playing emulated CPS2 and NeoGeo games on WinKawaks back in the early 00s and back then not even wondering why my crappy Compaq dome keyboard was blocking inputs -- I just figured it was normal. It wasn't until ~2010 that I read about mystical keyboards that were (more or less) impervious to this input blocking and bought my first mechanical keyboard, a Filco Majestouch.

Way before that I was given a hand-me-down C64 when I was about 9 years old, but this was in 1996 so it was already well and truly past its prime by then but for me it was my first computer and as mostly an "outside kid" it pretty much blew my mind anyway.

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snoopy

21 Sep 2016, 21:02

I feel old... 1985

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fohat
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22 Sep 2016, 00:12

snoopy wrote:
I feel old... 1985
Pppfffttt!

I am typing this on a keyboard older than that!

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seebart
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22 Sep 2016, 00:16

snoopy wrote: I feel old... 1985
Really don't! My oldest keyboard from 1970 is two years older than me.

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snoopy

22 Sep 2016, 00:30

fohat wrote:
snoopy wrote:
I feel old... 1985
Pppfffttt!

I am typing this on a keyboard older than that!
hmm... I'm currently also typing on a keyboard that is 2 years older than me... :?

Findecanor

22 Sep 2016, 01:19

I have been on the Internet longer than at least fifteen people in this thread have been alive.

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fohat
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22 Sep 2016, 01:47

Findecanor wrote:
I have been on the Internet longer than at least fifteen people in this thread have been alive.
I was on Compuserve regularly in 1992 and probably occasionally a year or 2 before that.
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fohat
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22 Sep 2016, 01:47

double

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