Cherri Thread; what does it tell us about the demographics of the forum! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Well I started this thread:

"Apparently on topic: Where were you when Cherri's picture was taken?"

I have been here since BD [before Diane]. I know [virtually] all of the respondents. They represent the remainder of the people who were on the forum way back when. The new people seem to be much younger. I remember the old chestnut: Don't give trust to the young; they haven't lived long enough to fully develop their incompetencies; and shroud them in reason.

Best wishes,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (, February 08, 2000


Thanks I'm a very young 49 year old. LOL

-- David Whitelaw (, February 08, 2000.


One year behind you David.


-- Diane J. Squire (, February 08, 2000.

Me too! I turned 48 two weeks ago. <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 08, 2000.

An' I'm older than all of ya! I didn't answer the original question because I didn't feel like it. For an old bugger, that's a good enough reason for anything. I'm just happy I can remember why I didn't answer. Must be the gingko biloba.

-- Old Git (, February 08, 2000.

What's this? Is "48" some sort of magic number or just a good "vintage". 48 here too. Hmmmm....just a coincidence.

-- Don Kulha (, February 08, 2000.

And you can mark me at 47 and holding, whoa, hey i`m slippn` into 48 !

-- mutter (, February 08, 2000.

Hey now-sorry to break the pattern. Longtime lurker mostly-occasional poster since July 97. Checking in at 35 years but after the past year and a half feel much, much older.

Has anyone heard from INVAR since roll-over?

-- (I Believe (Repent@time is, February 08, 2000.

Choke......49....... Sheri

-- Sheri (, February 08, 2000.

---hmmm just saw this thread..uhh, hafta admit to 48 as well.. heheheh besides that, don't read cherri anymore usually, too vindictive and asserting on tekkie, which is by far the most debatable subject here, it's even more debatable than chemtrails fer pete's sake. there are no experts in tech, there's levels of familiarity is all. Learned my lesson on that from this very board. Even inside a highly specific field there are always very widely divergent views on "what is" and "what isn't", with two or more "learned sounding" people disagreeing on things. therefore, no "experts". Has nothing to do with ability to make money in any given field, either.

My bottom line on y2k had to come from the rest of my life's experiences, things are always harder and more expensive to fix than the "experts" say, almost a universal truth. From the washing machine leaking all over the floor, to mars rockets that never seem to "rock" (hehehe), always harder, always takes longer, and always cost more money. Always.

-- zog (, February 08, 2000.

lurking for two years. 52 years young

-- Charles (, February 08, 2000.

Another 48!

-- lurker (, February 08, 2000.


Are you suggesting that IT people should learn some "People Skills". HEHE. That has been my experience, and no just on bb.

Best wishes,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, February 08, 2000.

Well, I could PASS for 48. I think I'm depressed now.

-- jeile (, February 08, 2000.

Geeze, no wonder I feel "at home" 47 until late May...

Diane, tell me about your Mother and the military?

-- Cherri (, February 08, 2000.

longtime lurker, recent participant. Turned 50 at the end of 1/00, a true child of the midcentury.

an Air Force brat during the '50s and '60s.


-- panjandrum (, February 08, 2000.

Generally a 20 year old, who is helplessly trapped in some old womans body.......49.

-- suzy (, February 08, 2000.

Well I've been a lurker here for well over a year, posting on occasion in response to the moronic pollies and trolls. Just couldn't restrain myself when the heat of my liver was driven too stroke level. Oh yes, and at 72, I may be even older than Old Git.

-- elskon (, February 08, 2000.

Elskon, you can't be older than me--you remembered my post all the way down here. What are you taking (LOL)--Vitamin E or ginseng or what?

-- Old Git (, February 08, 2000.

51 ....sdb

-- S. David Bays (, February 08, 2000.

48 again sho' nuff

-- plain ol' joe (, February 08, 2000.

I'm not yet comfortable revealing the undeniable fact that I'm 48 as well. So...I think I'll get back to y'all on it...

Anyway, I lurked on North's forums from July '98 until sometime spring '99 or so, then I lurked here for a while and started posting late last summer.

-- eve (, February 08, 2000.

1951 was clearly a VERY good year.

Chuck another 48-er (but 49 comes in April)

-- Chuck, a night driver (, February 08, 2000.

I am a classic 1955. Sportster model, of course! :)

-- Wilferd (, February 08, 2000.


.....I'm not telling any of you that I'll turn 45 this year, and you're not gonna weasel it out of me.

-- Patrick (, February 08, 2000.

Old Git and Elskon, Fellow Humans, might I ask you, out of curiosity: how, when did you understand the concept and master the internet, in your mature ages? I did not have a clue until three years ago at age 50. You GO Girls?Guys!

-- Remedial (, February 08, 2000.

Being 40, I scored a mere 16 out of 25 on that "do you remember" quiz, just sneaking into the "older than dirt" category.

Most of the Y2K-aware people I know are in their late 40s and older, which seems to also be the case on this forum. The reasons for this may make an interesting thread of their own.

-- David L (, February 08, 2000.

For those of you who follow the FRL threads, you know that my birthday was 1958, but that I'm 33, thanks to SOBob's good age fairy :-). Which I believe makes me the youngster on board, and I have been since the summer of 1998.

-- Tricia the Canuck (, February 09, 2000.

Another 1955 model. Van or 6X6 though, long as it has a tow hitch - definitely not a roadster or convertible.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (, February 09, 2000.

Well now, my 46 (almost 47) doesn't seem so bad after all. Its just average for this group.

-- Malcolm Taylor (, February 09, 2000.

34...granny clampett is hubby's nick-name for me at times ( it's all in the attitude! Watch some Beverly Hillbillies re-runs, you'll know what I mean!)

-- grannyclampett (, February 09, 2000.

Just turned 49 a few days ago, thank you very much. Draft Lottery Number 335, as I recall -- which meant at the time that I wouldn't get pulled out of school and drafted unless the Viet Cong were landing on Catalina. And I don't feel a day over 114. (It's not the years, it's the mileage.)

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), February 09, 2000.

Born at height of post WWII "Baby Boom", 1949. Haven't decided what I want to do when I grow up :D Had a wonderful afternoon, all geared up, hacking and cutting my way through the briars and brambles, out back, looking for the perfect spot to put up our off grid Yurt. Going to rent out this energy guzzler to some excutive sucker who 'don't know no better'. I'm tired of $500 electric bills. This week will start camping out several nights a week, changing locations every week, untill the spot feels right. Started gathering Y2K info in 98. Started serious preps early 99.

-- granny-TX (, February 09, 2000.

PS...I sure I must have been signed up to post here earlier than last month but I can't remember who I was.

-- granny-TX (, February 09, 2000.

42, but after out daughter totalled a car a few weeks ago (she's fine, thanks), felt more like 82. Thank heavens for Clairol.

-- Mumsie (, February 09, 2000.

Born late: '58. Just a whippersnapper hangin out wit da old farts...



-- Pinkrock (, February 09, 2000.

I feel a little junior here. Baby Boomer at 43. Wife will turn 41 this month.

-- PA Engineer (PA, February 09, 2000.

Pretty interesting responses. Humm. What makes the BabyBoom generation (give or take 20 years) especially "curious" about the world in which we live?


Anywho, I'll do 49 in June. 1952 was the Chinese Year of the Dragon. Auspicious, n'est-ce pas?

Cherri, my mother was one of the WASP's in the Air Force during WWII - - a ferry pilot. Independence in the genes? No kidding! And my Dad always "thought" outside-the-box too, even though he got trapped in the Space Program stuff during it's heyday.

Maybe that's why I'm an air sign?



-- Diane J. Squire (, February 09, 2000.

As for me, I was born in '63. Hard to believe that I'll be 37 in a few weeks. Somedays, I feel twice my age...others, half ;-)

Guess age is a state of mind...

-- Tim (, February 09, 2000.

Whew-for a minute there I thought there were not too many of us in the thirty something crowd.

-- (I Believe (Repent@time is, February 09, 2000.

Count me in the 30's crowd...turn 38 the 25th of this month. Will be a (insert gasp now) grandma in less than 2 months. (gasp off)

-- consumer (, February 09, 2000.

Dem graphics, OK
Ashton 45; Leska rollover to 40 end of this month;
heard those born in "0" ending years really don't wanna be on this planet
Born in "00" double escapism? ;^)

Aiming for Arcadia!

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, February 09, 2000.

I was a young 52 in May/98 when I started this Y2k/survival process and now I am older than dirt!....and husband is a even dirtier old 61, who asks me "what's wrong, child?" when I am upset. Makes me feel better (and younger). Actually being a granny and sending the kids home after a long day is easier than I thought it would be.

-- Laurane (, February 09, 2000.

Turned 48 in the past two weeks. Silver-haired and loving it.

-- Firemouse (, February 10, 2000.

Lessee, the way I caught my new wife little more than a year ago, was my 'personals' ad on I think it went in part something like this:

"Am 72, look 62, feel 52, act 22 to 12, depending."

Bill, "Little girls grow up into ladies, little boys into big ones."

-- William J. Schenker, MD (, February 10, 2000.

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