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Discussion on: Are you a member of a professional organization related to computing or software development? Why or why not?

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Weston Wedding

I didn't even really know you could be a member until now. And I'm saying this as someone who advocates adoption of and often refers people to ACM's ethics guidelines and who has used ACM's publications as research material.

Up until today if someone had asked me if I was a member of ACM I'd have assumed they were asking if I had any research published.

$99 for a membership that doesn't include access to the digital library, though? Yeesh. $200 to include it!? YEEESH.

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Weston Wedding

That said, it sounds like a good blog series maybe me or someone else could do if it hasn't been done yet. Comparisons of the benefits and access to resources you get via membership and the freely available (and free) online resources and educational tools over the course of a year.