User group downturn?

Steve Meyers steve-plug at
Sat Dec 1 17:16:09 MST 2012

On 12/1/12 4:54 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
> I've been thinking a lot lately about the downturn in user group
> meeting attendance and mailing list participation over the last few
> years. Today I graphed Plug's mailing list activity from 2005 to
> present (messages per month), and noticed a startling coincidence.
> Is this causal or merely correlated? Did other groups see a similar
> downturn in mailing list usage?

It's an interesting correlation, if nothing else.  Either that, or the 
new generation is too busy playing video games and texting, and the old 
folks have kids and don't get out as much. :)


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