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Author's profile photo Eddy De Clercq

Which type of SDN Ubergeek/PBX suit are you really?

In my  earlier Which type of SDN Ubergeek/BPX suit are you?, I wondered which type of SDN Ubergeek/BPX suit you were. I was rather  curious about how the S(D)N community, which I would say is a more technically  oriented community, would fare and whether we would see a distinct difference  between suits and geeks.


When the  poll was first launched it was a neck-and-neck race between the Lacklustre  Veteran and the Productivity Enhancer, but the latter gradually took the undisputed  lead. Now, a month later, the poll is closed. Despite the fact that one  couldn’t earn any points with it, 192 people voted. Some grumpy guys would say  that that’s not a lot if you compare it with the possible 800K members, but I’m  not complaining though.


This is the  result.





















































Productivity    Enhancer

57 votes


Lacklustre    Veteran

50 votes



38 votes



28 votes


Light But    Satisfied

9 votes


Inexperienced    Experimenters

5 votes



3 votes


Mobile Centric

1 vote


Connected    But Hassled

1 vote


Off the    Network

0 votes




What are my  unscientific conclusions? Well there were indeed some surprises.



  • I didn’t expect that many Lacklustre       Veterans aka frequent users of the internet and less avid about cell       phones. They are not thrilled with ICT-enabled connectivity. I’m one of       them btw. I expected the Connectors to score much higher, certainly as I       look around at fairs.

  • Together with the Connectors, I       expected the Omnivores to have the most information gadgets and services,       which they use voraciously to participate in cyberspace, to express       themselves online and do a range of Web 2.0 activities such as blogging or       managing their own Web pages. So you aren’t that hype sensitive.


The most  remarkable fact is that the majority identify themselves as being Productivity  Enhancers. Apparently these have strongly positive views about how technology  lets them keep up with others, do their job, and learn new things. Isn’t that  what SDN/PBX is all about? Yes, you confirm that this community is on the right  track. And it doesn’t seem to make much of a difference whether you are a suit  or a geek, and our beloved site is the perfect glue to fill the gap (if any)  between the two worlds. Remember, there is only one From the Grumpy Old Man: Hoy en el mundo.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi Eddy:

      I'm also surprise by the results...But also I'm glad about the participation in the poll -;)

      I think that SDN need more polls, because it's a great way to know about the community and it's toughts -:D



      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      I guess we still have telephony on the brain you and I. 🙂 unless its for Process Business Experts.
      On a serious note:  While the attendance for the survey is light, it still is very interesting to see how folks see themselves.  I too, would have thought that the connector role would be more substantial.
      Thanks for sharing this.
      Author's profile photo Dushyant Shetty
      Dushyant Shetty
      I have been looking at the poll for some time now, and I concluded that a lot of people that I would classify as Omnivores or Connectors decided to call themselves Productivity Enhancers... not that my definition was any more accurate than theirs, I just believe there's a blurred line between the definitions.

      What I didn't expect, though, was the overwhelming majority that put themselves in those categories!

      Very interesting initiative... will look forward to more polls 🙂


      Dushyant Shetty