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Slashdot Poll: Reader age distribution

scsirob (246572) writes | about 2 years ago


scsirob (246572) writes "Today's logo about the demise of Ceefax included the comment that most readers were born after Ceefax was introduced. This, combined with the 15th anniversary of Slashdot, would make a great poll. "How old are you?" with options in 10-year intervals."

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I suspect it's getting younger (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41749687)

I'm 45 and I get the distinct impression that I am on the older end of the range.

I don't have any evidence, just a feeling. MS fans are much more rampant than they used to be. An indication of people not knowing the sorts of things they used to get up to. Also look at the Poll for Star Trek Captains. As much I enjoy Picard, it clearly has to be Kirk. One of the commenters even says he's 27 and hadn't seen the first series.

Some of us are getting old. I suspect it's the usual bell curve sort of thing, but I'd love to see the results

Re:I suspect it's getting younger (1)

scsirob (246572) | about 2 years ago | (#41750709)

That same comment triggered me to submit this suggestion for an age poll. 27 and never seen a Star Trek series? Wow...
And you are right, the crowd does change. I'm 49 myself, so I suspect to be on the trailing edge of the bell curve.

Re:I suspect it's getting younger (1)

mcgrew (92797) | about 2 years ago | (#41752959)

I'm 49 myself, so I suspect to be on the trailing edge of the bell curve.

I'm 60 and see quite a few geezers older than me here.

Re:I suspect it's getting younger (1)

Valentttine (2420782) | about 2 years ago | (#41753277)

21 year old here, thought I'd chime in to make you feel old. Found Slashdot through some tech news site a couple years ago and been checking daily ever since. Helps me to remember how little I actually know about anything.

Re:I suspect it's getting younger (1)

mcgrew (92797) | about 2 years ago | (#41763583)

LOL, I only feel old when I'm hung over. But I come here for similar reasons, someone almost daily posts something I learn from.

Here's a geezer tip for you: never stop learning and you'll never feel old.

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