Friday, September 25, 2009
AAAS and advertising
I've received three pieces of fundraising advertising from AAAS in the last two days via US Mail. This makes me wonder about a few things. First, in this day and age, why can't they get a mailing database set up that can tell that Douglas Natelson and Dr. Douglas Natelson at the same address are actually the same person? Second, do they really think that I pay a lot of attention to bulk-mailed fundraising appeals? Third, how much money are they spending, how much energy is consumed, and how much pollution is generated in sending out these tree-killing mailings, when they claim to be environmentally conscious and already have my email address as a subscriber to Science? Fourth, this many appeals in one week smacks of desperation - is there something we should know?
Posted by Douglas Natelson at 8:14 PM