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Special message from the presidents of ACM and the IEEE Computer Society: where do parallel lines meet? or the common goals of ACM and the IEEE-CS

In the changing computer world of multiple opportunities, the greatest difficulty lies in deciding which of the many possible dreams to strive for, what goals to set. The IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery, the two largest and fastest growing professional organizations in the computer field, have come to share more or less independently, a great number of common objectives. The distinction between the two societies is no longer clear. What might once have been a clear separation of interest and programs is now a continuum with most of our activities intertwined.

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