[TUHS] (no subject)

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed Apr 7 09:25:53 AEST 2021

On Mon, 5 Apr 2021, M Douglas McIlroy wrote:

> I have been a loyal nonmember of ACM ever since the CACM was converted 
> from a journal to a magazine. Usenix didn't strike quite such a decisive 
> blow when it abandoned Computing Systems. ;login: remains as a Cheshire 
> grin. It remains to be seen whether I'll continue to scan it in its 
> non-tactile form.

I quit the ACM when they jacked up their fees to the point of being 
unaffordable (and refused to justify it when asked); that, and they were 
no longer relevant since I stopped working in academia and went to 
industry instead.

Same story with ACS and IEEE (although they made for useful tax 

-- Dave

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