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an official member of the ACM[^]. I just signed up for the student membership plus, which has a number of benefits, such as Microsoft DreamSpark access, full access to the ACM Digital Library, and a whole host of other goodies.
The process took less than five minutes, and the ACM website is very well designed. Which makes sense, as they are a Technology related organization.
I was going to join the BCS (British Computer Society) back when you had to be well qualified, very experienced and recommended by someone else (PhD, 20+ years of experience [at that time, 35+ now] and several admirers [all dead now]). I didn't at the time as I didn't see the point and didn't want to pay the modest annual fee. Now anyone with enough money can BUY one of several membership levels for enough money and keep it going with a large annual fee - definitely not worth it anymore.
- Life in the fast lane is only fun if you live in a country with no speed limits.
- Of all the things I have lost, it is my mind that I miss the most.
- I vaguely remember having a good memory...
The Argentinian Cow Matadors?
Or The Atlantic Chaos Mongers?
The Annonymous Charcoal Manufacturers?
And yes, they are really fond of acronyms, They seem to have one for everything. That's what we call 'AbKüFi" here. 'Abkürzungsfimmel', certainly the next word to be borrowed to the English dictionary.
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