Seriously, the fact that for most of this thread people have been claiming that computers were popular and "mainstream" just because they personally owned one or knew people who owned one is exactly
why people often-jokingly say that this forum is full of trolls. I don't really think they're being serious about that, but threads like this make you wonder...
if you had said 1995 i may have thought you were serious, but 2000
? i'm sorry you had to grow up in that neighborhood where most households had no computer.
computers in sydney/brisbane households were most definitely mainstream by 1995.
no, as i just said, i don't believe you're being serious.
I really don't appreciate the insinuation here. Maybe I wasn't clear with my comment about "trolls" - I didn't mean I thought you
, specifically, were a troll or anything like that, even though you posted in this thread. In fact my point was sorta the opposite - I'm sorry, I probably just wasn't doing a good job explaining myself. Basically what I meant is that - while I, personally, do not believe this
- it's understandable that people think lots of people here on Bitcointalk.org are trolling, because a lot of the time people here say things that are sorta wrong, because they grew up in very exclusive communities and forgot that the outside world wasn't as "quick" with technological advances as they and their close relations were.
a lot of people thinking they're normal when in fact they're merely exceptions to the rule.
yeah actually i can think of one person that fits that description.
Are you accusing me of this? If you are, I really think you're being blinded by this weird hostility towards me which you seem to have. The truth is, one of my friends owned an Apple 2C, but - unlike some - I can see that he (and, by extension, my own personal upbringing / experience) was the exception
, not the rule