- I was very pleased to find I am not alone in being severely critical of the BCS and agree with your thoughts in the CW article that the BCS is now dominated by its commercial interests and has lost touch with its members. The analogy with the AA is entirely apt. The BCS is no longer, in my opinion, a serious professional institution.
- I will be voting for your efforts.
- I've just read your opinion piece in Computer Weekly on the BCS, and I agree. Thank you for your work on the EGM. I'm a member and will be voting with you.
- I am in total agreement with you. The "organization seems to have lost sight of its true aims. I think that your comparison to the AA hits the nail on the head. I have not been happy about the direction(s) being taken for some time not. I shall definitely be voting with you at the EGM.
- Many thanks for raising that motion. I find hope in your action as, given the choice between professionalism and business, or mutual support and society, as core focus - I would prefer the latter. I'm pleased you have created the opportunity to air the point.
- I'm a long term member and have become increasingly opposed to what the BCS has become. I would leave tomorrow but I am a C.Eng, which I do care about, and believe I have to maintain my BCS membership to keep that. I turned down the CITP 'status' because I see that as just a means to extract more money from me. It's a 'chartered nothing'. When CITP was first introduced, they removed my status as a chartered member of the society, though I believe they have now restored CEng as qualifying me to be a chartered member. But it's another example of their lack of understanding and disdain for the membership.
- Good luck with the EGM. You certainly have my vote.
Friday, 28 May 2010
Since the BCS issued the email to all members regarding the EGM, the following is a sample of the messages of support that have been received to date.