Chuck, Booth -

I see the same kind of demographics at the IBM iSeries Tech conf's...

Don in DC

At 02:56 PM 1/18/2006 -0500, you wrote:
Very interesting observations Booth !


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We had this discussion at the New England conference a couple of years.
  A comment was made about going to the back of the room at COMMON and
looking at the backs of the heads to see the "Graying of COMMON".

So, we went to the back of the room in Framingham and we looked for
ourselves.  That was NOT what we saw.  We discussed what we saw:  The
number of female heads of hair, the number of really young heads of
hair, the number of minorities, and the obvious interest of the audience.

We concluded that going to COMMON is a perk, awarded to the senior
staff; the regional meetings like Framingham are cheaper so the
companies send their junior staff, too.

Last night was the Dallas User Group.  I didn't count, but thinking
back, I'd guess half the attendees were under 35, maybe 40.  (I have
trouble telling ages)  But certainly the meeting was not a gathering of
the old folks.

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