I am born in '61, father of 4, living in the Netherlands, occupation: bookkeeper (head of creditors-team).
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
1. I like the thought of contributing to science, when sitting on the couch, watching tv and sometimes look at my computer seeing SETI running, gives me a satistied feeling.
2. It creates a bond between people, that's the positive side-effect.
3. Make it easier to install: there are millions amd millions that barely know their way about computers and internet and so on, Boinc REALLY should try to reach ALL PEOPLE and not just only the advanced users (as easy as it may seem to us, to lots of people it's a puzzle they dare not solve):
REACH THEM ALL OUT THERE!