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How old are you?
« on: October 31, 2008, 11:52:42 pm »
Yeah, sounds like a very intrusive question. I was just wondering what the average age of Kindle users is, cause I seem to be one of the youngest on this website. (I'm 19).
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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #1 on: October 31, 2008, 11:58:20 pm »
    At my last birthday I was 18. For the third time.

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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 12:03:42 am »
    I see. Well, I'll probably be 18 for about nine more months, as it takes me about that long to remember I've had a birthday. And my birthday was a weekish ago.
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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008, 12:52:42 am »
    Old enough that my back hurts.  Old enough to need glasses.  Young enough to chase you if I have too.  Too Old for a bikini...too young for a mumu.  Old enough to say I'm wise... Young enough to become wiser.  Young enough to still care; Old enough to NOT have to.  Old enough to stay up late but too old to say it doesn't effect me....night. 
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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008, 12:54:09 am »
    Well, you'll never have to chase me. I hate running. And if you tried to chase me in a car, you would never catch me.  ;)
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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008, 04:30:19 am »
    You're in college, right, Kat? My 20 year old son is a junior in college and a Kindle owner. I doubt he'd show up on this board though! Not his style.

    As for me, I'm 53 although I can't believe it. I still feel 38.

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    « Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008, 04:56:01 am »
    Sometime this month I'll turn 55. I feel that there should be something portentious about that age, but damned if I can identify it.

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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008, 06:16:28 am »
    If I told you how old I am, it would be wrong next month.  So what's the point in sayin'?   ;)  (That's got to tell you very generally.)
     
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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #8 on: November 01, 2008, 06:24:19 am »
    I am 62 years old.  I'm a technology nut and have been since I had a mail order business selling original software for the Commodore VIC-20 and 64.  I've paid $350 for a Sears calculator that could only add, subtract, multiply and divide and $20 for a digital watch that had more functions than my first $1000 PC.  In the last year I've taught myself how to create 3d graphics and animations.

    All that said, I love my Kindle.  It came last week and I've already had to demonstrate it to a half dozen workmates.

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    « Reply #9 on: November 01, 2008, 06:25:27 am »
    SJC love your answer, so true, so true! I am 58 but most of the time feel 39. My body is quick to remind me of my actual age when tested though.  ;D

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    « Reply #10 on: November 01, 2008, 06:30:13 am »
    Welcome tecwriter! I had to tell my grands if they wanted to talk to NiNa to call instead of texting. Geez, I was bombarded with messages & still trying  to answer the first one.  Mademe grouchy! ??? I do love my Kindle and iPod though!

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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #11 on: November 01, 2008, 06:33:25 am »
    53 and I've earned every year, and enjoyed most of them!  Partying on, despite the impending knee surgery!
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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #12 on: November 01, 2008, 06:51:26 am »
    7?  No, 7 times 7.

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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #13 on: November 01, 2008, 07:08:42 am »
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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #14 on: November 01, 2008, 07:19:54 am »
    You have to guess but Ill give you a hint. I was in the rumble seat of a Ford when the VJ-Day celebration broke out in Newark, New Jersey and it scared me.

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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #15 on: November 01, 2008, 07:25:30 am »
    OK, so Wikipedia says VJ day was either Aug 15, the unofficial announcement or Sep 2, the formal surrender ceremony, in 1945.  I was surprised to see that!

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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #16 on: November 01, 2008, 07:31:27 am »
    The celebration broke out when the news cam over the radio. That was before anyone had televisions believe it or not.

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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #17 on: November 01, 2008, 07:32:42 am »
    The famous picture of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square -- that's V-E day, not V-J, right?

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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #18 on: November 01, 2008, 07:34:47 am »
    Im not sure. They werent all that far apart in terms of wartime. My father was home from the war in Europe and scheduled to ship out for Japan when the Japanese surrendered.

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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #19 on: November 01, 2008, 07:36:50 am »
    Life.com says it was V-J day, but on Aug 14.  Apparently it was Aug 15 in Japan and Aug 14 here.  Wow, I'm actually learning history!!!!  My husband, who lived through it, only remembered it was later than V-E day.

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    Re: How old are you?
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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #22 on: November 01, 2008, 08:20:11 am »
    The Nazis surrendered first -- May 1945, I believe.

    That's why we had to drop the bomb on Japan. They refused to surrender. V-J day was Aug 14, 1945. Although that picture of the sailor kissing the nurse was posed, my relatives tell me it was quite a day of celebration in NYC.

    My Dad fought in North Africa, and my Mom worked at the Brooklyn Army Base. So I grew up knowing all about the war.

    I'm 53, same as Leslie and betctru (wow, that's hard to spell!)
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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #23 on: November 01, 2008, 08:44:34 am »
    Im not sure. They werent all that far apart in terms of wartime. My father was home from the war in Europe and scheduled to ship out for Japan when the Japanese surrendered.

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    My father wasn't in Europe but he was scheduled for the invasion of Japan.

    Not that many years later, he was in Korea.

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    Re: How old are you?
    « Reply #24 on: November 01, 2008, 09:12:58 am »
    The people you see in the street behind the nurse and the sailor werent posed. They were climbing on top of cars, dumping wastebaskets out windows, ringing every bell and honking every horn. Although all the noise and confusion scared the devil out of me, I knew it was a glorious day. My father and uncle, both just back from the war in Europe, were so excited that they forgot I was in the rumble-seat.

    And, since nobody played along and guessed, I'm 66 and don't feel a day over 65.


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