Future Shock Brought-up a point on another thread.

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He said:

Dealing with a question posed by "Shadow" dealing with the difference between the EZ board faction and the Uncensored group.

Maybe it's also an economic thing? Don't people over here make a little more money than the regulars at not EZboard? Isn't this a younger group , many in college or with degrees? That's my feeling. Maybe more right-brain thinkers over here, too

Yep. Younger (38) with B.A. English and Philosophy, marketing executuve, married, 6 figures plus. For those who would profile me, there. Just added this to the idea that this board may be younger, more- learned, and of a middle-middle class persuasion.

This is on the thread:


While I wouldn't suggest that you give your income [a no brainer], educational level [or experience level] might be nice.

I will start. BS, Major, Chemistry, Minors, Physics, Math & Philosophy; MS, Chemistry; PhD, Chemistry. [please note no degrees in spelling :o)]. Alas, I must leave to the land of no computers again.

Best wish

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), April 02, 2000


BA, Majors: Computer Science & Math, Minor: Economics; MS, Computer Science.

The land of no computers may not be such a bad place to visit. 8^)

-- David L (bumpkin@dnet.net), April 02, 2000.


I know you did not mean to say I do not have a brain because I posted my income on another thread :)!

Anyway, we had several threads like this on the old board, and one this year before the split, which I started. There were many flames on the thread I started, mostly from the conspiratorialists, who seem to have all followed Yourden to EZ.

Anyone know where those threads are?

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), April 02, 2000.

Masters, counseling. Income may be irrelevant.Education irrelevant. Analysis data probably weighted variable. IT conditioned participants advantaged one aspect. Older, internalized data base participants advantaged other directions. Looks like pattern analysis aptitude playing role. This characteristic not confined sterotypically, which is characteristic of old board, probably Uncensored as well.

-- mike in houston (mmorris67@hotmail.com), April 02, 2000.

Object Oriented developer, working for a web-based consultancy who's name you've probably heard of. BS Computer Science. My wife's a technical writer with a BS in Computer Science, a BA in English with a minor in Journalism, and just about to get her MA in English Lit. No kids. We make in the high six figures.

-- Tarzan the Ape Man (tarzan@swingingthroughthejunglewithouta.net), April 02, 2000.

mike in houston:

A simple question poised by the folks on EZ board. mike in houston :

Your point was? I think that the people on this board represent a great wealth of education and experience [don't always agree with them, but I respect their views]. I am sure that they are not ashamed of it. Sorry, but I am out the door soon.

Best wishes,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), April 02, 2000.

BSc, Major in physics, minors - Maths and computer science. NZED(Electrical Engineering), Electrotechnology, System Control. Dip PSM(Power System Management), Generation, Distribution, Trading. Currently studying meteorology, climatology and hydrology (but not for any recognised degree.

Also no degrees in spelling or grammer. :-)

Age: 47 Income: Too low to mention.

-- Malcolm Taylor (taylorm@es.co.nz), April 02, 2000.


Of course, I didn't mean to insult you. I read the previous threads that you started. As a member of this board, I am older than dirt. This really started as a question dealing with the difference between this board and EZ. The results will be interesting. I am now on my way out the door. I have a redeye to nowhere.

Best wishes,,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), April 02, 2000.

Funny--I thought the people on this board were primarily over 50. Must be my age bias showing.

"j" of jpjgood has a BS and MS in industrial engineering, a PhD in the same and a PE. "p" of jpjgood has a BA in arts and letters and a BS in industrial engineering. We were on the faculty at Penn State for ~20 years and the last 15 in business for ourselves.

The last "j" in jpjgood has 2 yrs college and just set himself up in his own business----twirling pizzas. We have VERY mixed emotions about this.

FS--I believe degrees were granted well before your time. chuckle. Gilda--From your postings I expect you have a LONG string of letters after your name.

-- Pam (jpjgood@penn.com), April 02, 2000.


One final thing before I leave. It is easy for me to list a few degrees. It would take pages to describe practicle knowledge. I know how to climb an ice fall, skin a catfish, scale a bass and gut a trout. As someone who doesn't eat much meat that is a useful thing? This is not a meaningless quest. You folks know many more things than the rest of us. Education is important, and its importance can't be denied, but pract. knowledge is also important. Chime in. Got to go.

Best wishes,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), April 02, 2000.

Pam, I guess my age bias is showing since I also thought most people here were over 50. I've just turned 54, which is older than I ever thought I'd be. My education is BA in psychology, minor in stat. Post grad education in contruction and project management. I've had my own project management and computer consulting firm for the last 10 years working mostly with electric utilities. Things are a lot slower with Y2K over (or at least working a normal work week sure seems slower).

As another question, for those of you above a "certain" age, do you remember calculating how old you'd be in the year 2000 and thinking either you'd never live that long or be in a wheelchair if you did? :^)

-- Jim Cooke (JJCooke@yahoo.com), April 03, 2000.


BA in Political Science, MA in Public Affairs. No, I'm not Decker but I am in the same profession. I agree that practical knowledge is a very valuable commodity and have much respect for those that have it.

I've been away for a couple of weeks. Do you know if Hawk has been around. I've got a freshly spanked monkey he might be interested in. Just kidding, I don't mean to mess up your thread.

-- monkey spanker (spanking@away.com), April 03, 2000.

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