Crusing the net, I saw this, from SIGSAM home page, annual report 1995:
>End of November 1993, SIGSAM had a total of 1004 members. End of May >1995, SIGSAM has a total of 738 members. This decline is somewhat >higher than the SIG average (36% for SIGSAM and 27% for SIG >average) and runs counter to the growth of our field in the >applications and educations sectors.
Is not symbolic algebra a growing field? What do you think then the decline means? Does it mean much? and why total membership for SIG also on decline? too much $$ to join?
inquiring minds wan'a know...
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