TB End Users survey - do not distribute

pascal chevrel pascal.chevrel at free.fr
Fri Jul 20 14:47:22 UTC 2012


Le 20/07/2012 08:51, Vincent a écrit :
> Interesting study... Quite frightening for Thunderbird's future to see 
> how old is our user-base...
>
Define 'old'!

The study says that the majority of users are more than 35year old, the 
median age of the European population is more than 40:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Median_age.png

The western world is aging (and life expectancy is also increasing), I 
would have been surprised to learn that users of Thunderbird do not 
reflect the population the study was conducted in, that leads to the 
interestring point that a lot of people in the computing industry design 
and market their product for a population that is probably a minority of 
the market (that probably explains why most of the web pages are written 
so small, damn young designers! ;) )

Pascal,
40 year old Thunderbird user



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