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In Search of the Elusive Average Computer User

Dec 17, 2007, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Either there really is no 'average' computer user, or 'Mrs. D' is just not your 'average' average user.

"Anytime people debate the merits of Free Software, the notion of the so-called 'average' computer user always pops up. It never fails. The problem with discussing the average computer user is that is becomes easy to confuse the people we meet everyday with this epitomized 'average' user. For example, I met a woman this week who simply does not fit any of the common stereotypes that I tend to think of when I think of women who use computers..."

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