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Old 12th July 2019, 03:05 PM
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My background is in IT.
I find it interesting how many of us here are from an IT background. It seems disproportionate, like there's some correlation between being in IT and buying an 8.
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I find it interesting how many of us here are from an IT background. It seems disproportionate, like there's some correlation between being in IT and buying an 8.
Bizarre isn't it?
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Old 13th July 2019, 07:49 AM
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I'd hazard a guess, the correlation is between working in IT and frequenting forums
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Old 13th July 2019, 08:51 AM
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I'd hazard a guess, the correlation is between working in IT and frequenting forums
I think it's because we all have great taste in cars.
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Old 13th July 2019, 09:27 PM
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Old 14th July 2019, 11:42 AM
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I think it's because we all have great taste in cars.
That could be it!

I wonder if it's also that the relative technical complexity of these vehicles doesn't deter us but also that we're naturally more rational/logical. I mean, at first glance an 8 may not seem an obvious choice but when you analyse it and look at its strengths (such as AWD, large and safe but light-weight, luxurious yet fast, good build quality and a bargain used price), there's little else that compares.
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Well, I am IT trained but never had actual paid job in IT and this is the only forum I am actively using, I am registered on couple of others but mostly only for one time use. I am not not even on Facebook.
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Old 14th July 2019, 04:37 PM
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this is the only forum I am actively using, I am registered on couple of others but mostly only for one time use. I am not not even on Facebook.
Same here, except for one other forum I participate in, which is purely for IT professionals. I hate FB, etc.
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