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RE: [carfree_cities] No Comment

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  • Lanyon, Ryan
    Umm... How do we know that all of the respondents even had children? Of course a childless respondent will value something else.
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 2, 2001
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      Umm... How do we know that all of the respondents even had children? Of
      course a childless respondent will value something else.

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: 3L [mailto:exqmtl@...]
      > Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 7:31 PM
      > To: carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [carfree_cities] No Comment
      >
      >
      > > At 01:39 PM 1/31/2001, Jym wrote:
      > >
      > > >=v= Actually, don't pay this no nevermind. The respondents are
      > > >people who are searching for car insurance online, so they're
      > > >motorists, Internet weenies, and stupid enough to participate
      > > >in unscientific surveys while buying expensive stuff online.
      > > >I think (I hope!) that this is an unrepresentative sample.
      > >
      > > I'm sure it is relatively unrepresentative, but it's not
      > quite "just" a
      > > press release. Rather, it's a story based upon a corporate press
      > > release,
      > > (re)written and circulated by one of the world's major wire
      > > services. I'll
      > > bet it runs in innumerable little local rags.
      > >
      > > I think we should formally classify it as "unsurprising,
      > inaccurate, and
      > > only mildly depressing."
      > >
      > > -Doug
      > >
      > Make this survey circulate in schools, telling children the
      > adults love cars
      > more than them, and they will build a negative feeling about
      > cars leading
      > them not to be part of that crazy culture in their adulthood.
      > Professors
      > don't even have to instruct them to build that negative
      > feeling, since any
      > person (of any age) should intuitively find this survey
      > result as an offense
      > to them.
      >
      > It is totally unhuman to see a people like any sort of object
      > more than any
      > sort of human being in general.
      >
      > Since this survey is online, each member probably owns a
      > computer. Does it
      > also state the degree of love they have towards their computer?
      > For my part, I have 7 machines, along with 2 or 3 boxes full
      > of PC parts,
      > but although I love computers, no one will convince me I love
      > them better
      > than any given person or group of persons.
      >
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