Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Subscriptions and Memberships

I got an email the other day reminding me that I hadn't renewed my AMS membership.

For $57 I could stay in the AMS, adding another year to the number that would appear with my obituary (She was a member of the Society for n years). I would also get eleven issues of the Notices.

Or I could spend $33 on six issues of Threads and $21 on four issues of Interweave Knits. I think I'd get more enjoyment from these publications than I do from the Notices.

You might suggest that I join the MAA, but that would run me almost $100, which is kind of steep. When I compare AMS + Threads + Interweave versus MAA + skein of yarn, the MAA seems to come up short.