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Started Nov 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Abrak
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In reply to marike6, Nov 3, 2013

marike6 wrote:

Perhaps you missed where I wrote:

"Of course this is just anecdotal evidence, but I did notice a ton of people happily walking around Manhattan with their DSLRs."

Anecdotal

adjective - (of an account) not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research : while there was much anecdotal evidence there was little hard fact | these claims were purely anecdotal

The point is I think there is a tendency on some online forums to assume that everybody prioritizes small size in cameras, but outside of these forums in the real world there does seem to be a large segment of the population who grew up with SLRs and don't consider them burdensomely heavy.

I never said anything about facts.

No I 100% did not miss what you wrote.

You gave your personal experience on the streets of NY and you qualified by saying that it was 'anecdotal' as in 'not particular significant' as in 'may not totally reflect the facts'. I get that.

But my point is that you dont realize how 'totally insignificant' your personal experience is in the greater scheme of things. If you realized that it is a millionth of a percentile you wouldnt actually mention it in the first place let alone repeat it twice.

And you wouldnt start implying that 'global aggregated data' is something generated on 'online forums' and that your experience represents 'outside of these forums in the real world'. No, you never said anything about 'facts', merely implied your 'real world' experience might actually be relevant.

And to put it very simply. If you think your real world experience is relevant in the context of the aggregated global data, I will guarantee you 100% that it is NOT.

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