Monday, July 31, 2006

Interesting Poll Results

Someone, somewhere,( I admit to forgetting) posted the following: "There are 10 different kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't". After a pause for the gears to click, I laughed out loud. I thought it was hysterically funny. My ego also kicked in as it considered my reaction a sign of a brain younger than the bod - which is aging rapidly.

Now as most know, we live in a community of senior citizens. We all eat in the same dining room. The wait staff is made up of youngsters still in high school or just graduated and waiting for college. It is the one time of day that we get to interact with youth and these are delightful kids. I decided to do a survey. I typed the joke alone on a piece of paper and took it to dinner.

In a poll so unscientific and lacking in validity as to make a statistician quake, I got the surprise of the day. More senior citizens than high school scholars understood the joke.

All you youngsters, put that in your pipe and smoke it. And if you don't understand the joke, ask the grey haired one who walks with a walker.


Marilyn said...


Archana said...

I just want to confirm that I got it right, so may I please ask you what the joke is :-D?

SeniorNetDallas Blog Monitor said...

I think your results show that we seniors learned this computer stuff from the bottom up since it all started with(and still is at the root) 1's and 0's. By the time the 18-year-olds came along, you could create computer code using icons, templates and drag and drop so why learn the basics? Please note though that this comment comes from an old retired programmer/analyst who started her career in 1958! :-)