how (many) are we [was: Re: [PD] Segmented patch chords?]

Ian Smith-Heisters heisters at
Fri Mar 11 06:52:55 CET 2005

That's the thing. I have personally met one other person that uses PD. 
Otherwise, I know of you guys only via the list.

Another interesting demographic question would be what are the 
national/gender makeups. Is there a single female that, say, has a 
developer's account on the CVS?

There was a discussion on Ars Technica a while back about the prevalence 
of men in programming. Somewhere in there came up the fact that during 
the internet boom autism rates in Silicon Valley went up 200%. Autism 
effects men more than women for some reason that no one can figure out. 
Also, the profile of asperger's syndrome (high-functioning autism) is 
the same profile of a geek: anti-social, amazing ability to focus on 
details no one else can see.

Anyway. I count 2 Pd users and a bunch of emails that may be generated 
by bots.


Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Mathieu Bouchard hat gesagt: // Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>>My impression is that when I started lurking on the Pd list, which was in
>>mid-2002, the Pd crowd was already many times bigger than the jMax crowd
>>-- say twenty times, and possibly a lot more.
> Which reminds of something related: How many Pd users do you all
> think there are? 
> Ciao


More information about the Pd-list mailing list