Re: Average Age of an Extropian

E. Shaun Russell (
Sun, 20 Oct 1996 13:42:06 -0700 (PDT)

On 19/10/96 Chris wrote:

>What is the average age of an extropian on this mailinglist? I'm just
>wondering if I'm the youngest one here... 18.

I really think age is irrelevant on this list. For one, the list is
a forum for extropian conversation; I have a feeling some peoples' views may
be frowned upon by others if they know the poster's age. If there was a 15
year-old on this list, some members might think that that person had not
experienced the world or had not been involved enough to know anything about
extropianism. On the other side of the spectrum, if there was a 75 year-old
on this list, members might feel that he\she has no chance of uploading,
therefore his\her views are inconsequential. These are most certainly not
*my* views in particular...I am neither of those ages...but past experience
has shown me how judgmental people tend
to be when faced with an age. As long as their topics are extropian, I
wouldn't care if there were 10 year-olds on the list. Enough said!

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

E. Shaun Russell Extropian poet\musician