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Who's the oldest and the youngest in WW?
Let's see what range of people use the site.

 8:47 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Some people are still surprised when I tell them that I am involved in the Internet and that I make a living from it. As most of you will be aware this is mostly considered to be a young person's business and I have just turned 60.

I was wondering what range of ages we have on WW. Who is the oldest and who is the youngest. I am 60 years and two months old but I know for sure that I am not the oldest. Let's hear from anyone who is older and also anyone who is younger than say 20 years of age?



 10:07 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

I can't seem to catch up. I'm still two years younger than you.


 10:23 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Don't worry about it kid. ;)

(Apparently 60 is the new forty but try telling that to my knee joints!)

[edited by: BeeDeeDubbleU at 10:24 pm (utc) on Jan. 14, 2009]


 11:12 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Where's grandpa? Isn't he like 105 or something like that? :)


 11:16 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

When I registered my original SatanClaus profile back in 2001 I was pretty young here.(I'm 30 now so you do the math) It seems today that's changed significantly. The crowd has gotten a lot more populous on the old and young end of the sprectrum.


 11:22 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

A slightly off-topic story:

My dad will be turning sixty in a few weeks. I asked him about 5 years ago why he'd never used a computer. His response was that there's no future for computers. He'd messed with them in high school, but the punch cards were too bothersome to deal with.

Fast forward 5 years, the same guy has become a complete computer geek. He builds his computers from scratch, and recently decided that Windows is worthless and he's moving to Ubuntu. When he calls and wants to talk tech, I increasingly have to tell him that I don't know what he's talking about. A bit embarrassing really.


 9:38 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Late 20s. Which (I believe) makes me the youngest poster on this thread so far.


 9:58 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Looks like the really old and young guys are scared to reveal their age. ;)


 10:25 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

43 & 5/6ths...


 10:48 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

43 & 4/6 ths...


 10:52 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Over 60 and under 20 please. ;)


 10:56 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

So do you have someone already in mind between 20-25?


 11:12 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thing is, saying you're under 20 is running the risk of seeing your comments somewhat discounted in the future. I watched this happen to a member of another board. Went from peer to nobody. At best they were ignored, at worst they were lambasted.

Now I know that wouldn't happen on this board (which is the most polite and 'professional' I've even been a memeber of), but still the stigma of being young persists.


 11:34 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

What about the stigma of being old? ;)

Actually I always admire the really young guys like the million dollar home page guy. If I was making a pile at that age I would want to tell the World.

OK we'll make it under 25 and change the title to who is willing to admit to being over 60 or under 25.


 11:35 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

25 1/4 here :)
I was 21 when I joined.

A little <off topic> here too
When I joined back in 2004, there was hardly anyone with interest/knowledge in ecommerce in my city Asmara, for as far as I remember my gifts website was the only locally managed site running. Looking at my early posts/pleas for help :) you might understand how this community, though still long long way to go, has helped me reach where I am now.

[edited by: Habtom at 11:48 am (utc) on Jan. 15, 2009]


 11:54 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

I am sure the person over 60 must have a nickname like "Kid16" or "Teenage" :)

My 32 (years old) cents !


 5:31 pm on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Isn't he like 105 or something like that?

Pshaw! The first two posters could call me a kid (and they might...)

What about the stigma of being old?

What stigma? You should see the people I hang with. I have a couple of nicknames too... most can't be repeated in public, but my new stage name is Three Beard.


 5:41 pm on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Seems to me that in similar threads over the years that there were plenty of 60+ members here.

I'm almost 63 and I'm sure there are several members older than I.

As far as young members go, please step up to the plate and share your age and perspective. It helps us old fogies stay connected and young at heart! :)


 6:16 pm on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

With all the talk about 60 pluses and 20-somethings, I guess that makes me (shudder) middle-aged (42).

Wait, if 60 is the new 40, does that make 40 the new 20?


 6:56 pm on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

46 and counting

So old that when I was in a University computer science class, they taught me Basic.


 1:57 am on Jan 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

Over 60 and under 20 please. ;)

Uh-oh, such age based discrimination is not allowed these days - watch out for the agents against ageism... :-)


 2:58 am on Jan 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

a little over 8 dog years or a little under 6 times the corporate lifetime of G


 3:40 am on Jan 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

Why is it when you're 49, those 60 year olds look so young? :)


 8:45 am on Jan 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

Because 60 is the new 40.


 5:09 am on Jan 17, 2009 (gmt 0)


With a wink to Douglas Adams


 6:34 am on Jan 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

22, going on 23 pretty soon.


 10:38 am on Jan 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

So we have limits of 22 and 62 so far. Any advances?


 11:46 pm on Jan 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Any advances?

Well, yeah... I'm 20, so far the youngest, I think. But I seem to recall there was a 17/18 years old guy around here.


 1:46 am on Jan 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

But wasn't that four or five years ago..? ;-)


 7:31 pm on Jan 18, 2009 (gmt 0)


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