IEEE | Cypress Semiconductor
I was looking for some technical articles and I came by a couple of interesting sounding titles on the Internet. On closer inspection I found that I needed to be a member of IEEE to get free access to them. Why? My feeling is that the majority of the articles were written by researchers working with government-financed grants or by University researchers again being financed with taxpayer money. By my accounting I have already paid for them so I should be able to read them. I became an engineer back when Irwin Feerst was actively trying to get the IEEE to be more responsive to the needs of the average working engineer. I was so disgusted by their lack of support for engineering consultants, when lobbing for the new tax code, that I pretty much lost any interest in ever being a member.