I’ve been a part of many lame organizations, but I’ve never been a member of a lame organization that used Ben Mako Hill as part of their membership ad campaign.
I’m so conflicted… drop ACM like a stinky, rotten, hot potato, or click on Mako’s smiling face? I’m sure I’m going to lose sleep over this.
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I hadn’t seen that site. I’d only seen the magazine ads but it’s interesting to see it online as well. Oh well. :)
I had considered ACM membership in a few years. I was previously turned off by their Code of Ethics, but I am happy to say that it looks like it has been updated (emphasis is mine):
“2.3 Know and respect existing laws pertaining to professional work.
ACM members must obey existing local, state,province, national, and international laws unless there is a compelling ethical basis not to do so.”
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