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When I discovered the ACM in 1975, I was just beginning to learn that there was much more to programming than just design and coding. It seemed to me that the ACM was an organization that could help me improve my understanding of algorithms and architecture. I was so impressed that I recruited my peers and students to join the ACM. I had subscriptions to Communications, JACM, Reviews, Transactions, and joined the special interest groups SIGGRAPH, SIGMOD, SIGPLAN, SIGSIM, and SIGSOFT. I ended up with more than 25 boxes of publication that I touted around from job to job. There were a few notable exceptions: Boyer Moore A fast string searching algorithm and Vitter's Implementations for Coalesced Hashing. But it seemed that ACM was aiming solely at academia rather than including programmers-in-the-wild.

The ACM offers little to its members in the way the proposed organization would. So although I agree that the ACM was once (in 1975 - 1998) an organization that programmers should join, I don't think that it would perform the services I suggest. Note too that I proposed such an organization to ACM and was advised it was not interested!
Gus Gustafson

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