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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?
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.
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.
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]
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?
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! :)