Beta 8.10 released

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Sat Oct 11 21:26:55 BST 2008

Nigel Ridley wrote:
> Willy K. Hamra wrote:
>> Lisi Reisz wrote:
>>  > No - I hestitate to contradict you, but this mention of actual ages
>> arose
>>> because Gene assumed that he was talking to someone who was not his age.  He 
>>> said in fact that he was 3 times my age.  So his assumption is that everyone 
>>> else is young - not that everyone else is his age!!  You are almost exactly 
>>> on the age he clearly wants the rest of us to be. ;-)  (One third of 74 is 
>>> just under 25.)
>>> You have knowledge, we have experience.  The one complements the other nicely.  
>>> Please don't let's turn this into an ageist war. :-)
>> we can't deny the importance of experience. while i surely have
>> experience in computers (not too much in linux, though :P) i still lack
>> the 15+ years of experience a lot of people have.
>>> Incidently, my local LUG currently has a membership ranging in age from 14 to 
>>> 76.  (So far as we know.  There may, of course, be the odd closet 9 year old 
>>> or 85 year old. ;-)  )  Why do groups of people need to be all the same age 
>>> for people to "belong"??
>> my problem is that where i live, and most of the countries surrounding
>> me, people above 30~35 who know how to operate a computer are very very
>> rare, it's all youngsters like me. this sociological environment around
>> me, makes ma assume that this condition is everywhere, but as it's
>> obvious, there are a lot of places around the world, where there is
>> older people who happen to know computers pretty well.
>> and no, one can belong to a group of people of different age as long as
>> they share something, like they use the same OS for example, but due to
>> the anonymosity of the internet, and certain expectations people might
>> have in their mind, they tend to get surprised once they realize who
>> exactly these people they're communicating with are.
> Willy, where are you located?
> Nigel

Nigel, Lebanon, Middle East. In a mountainous area, where people above
40 years old, have rarely visited a city! where 128 kbps connection is
considered cutting edge technology, and microsoft the only software
company in the world :P

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net
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