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RE: Redbooks



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1 in 6 of the world's population?

Exclude 10%, the youngest people who shouldn't be using Computers and
Facebook yet anyway
(my nephew drew an anti-body in crayon on his very first day at
school, he'd seen it on his dad's laptop - let's hope that was all)

Exclude 10%, the oldest people who probably consider computer's
'new-fangled' contraptions, and the internet as some kind of string-vest
undergarment
(do you remember string-vests?)

Exclude 10%, those who live in areas of the world without an internet
connection and wonder what on earth all our technology is for
(come the day of the EM pulse from a nearby supernova, and all our
electronics are fried, the answer will be 'scrap')

Exclude 10%, those who live below the poverty-line and can't afford a
computer and internet connection
( Sadly, I rather suspect that this value is lower that the real
figure)

Exclude 10%, those who are religious (small 'r') techno-phobes and who even
hate electric lights
(This could be me, but I hate b****y candles and candle-sticks
cluttering up the lounge)

The 1 in 6 is now 2 in 6 ...

Exclude 10%, those who have had Facebook, Friends Re-United, Twitter ....
accounts etc, preferred real-life and real relationships, didn't real cope
with the fact that they were being told they had 5000+ friends but only
posted 30 Christmas Cards each year - and de-registered

Exclude 10%, those who have never quite got around to 'e-Social Networking'
because they have real lives, friends are are actually quite busy enough
thank you

Exclude 10%, those who prefer to watch TV soap opera, reality (ha!) shows,
game shows; i.e entertainment that requires a keyboard of a smaller kind and
a more comfortable chair

Exclude 10%, those who hate everyone they know and come into contact with
them far too often already

Excluse 10%, those who have a Facebook account and pretend to use it, but
whose friends fall into one of the previous categories and are never on-line
anyway.

Oops that's 100% ! Therefore, statistically speaking, no-one uses Facebook
at all, so if you are using it, you must be no-body.

Regards

Jeff Bull
iSeries Technical Consultant
NYCO Ltd - iSeries & AS/400 Automation Specialists
Tel: +44(0)20 8416 3778
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Glenn Ericson
Sent: 22 September 2012 11:42
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion; Midrange Systems Technical
Discussion
Subject: Re: Redbooks

I am too one of the 5/6th of non Facebook users.

At 12:06 AM 9/21/2012, Scott Klement wrote:
Facebook has a little less than 1 billion users. That's a pretty
impressive number... If Facebook were a country, it'd be the 3rd
largest country on the planet.

But, even so, it means that 5/6 of the world are not using it.


On 9/20/2012 9:05 PM, franz400 wrote:
perhaps I'm the only one on the list not a registered Facebook user.

This is the 2nd survey in 2 days I tried to respond to that was
users FB only..

1st it was a security requirement of a customer to not have
connections to social sites...
Later my kids said "Nooooooooo!".
I guess FB has become the one & only...
Jim

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