You know, sometimes the Columbia Association shows organizational maturity, and sometimes, they act like a bunch of knuckledragging Neanderthals who can't get out of their own way, because they're picking bugs out of each other's fur. I'll let you, the reader, decide which is the case here.
Luke Lavoie brings the joyous news that soon, you will sign up for CA membership online! This system is set to be debuted sometime in December. Previously, you could only sign up to join CA in person at the Welcome Center, but CA has upped its game (or have they) and are now offering the online service. At least it's this December.
I think it's cool that CA membership transactions will be able to happen online. But what the hell took these people so long? And please, Alan Klein, don't act like it's some sort of wonderful, magnanimous, virtuous thing that CA has done here, because it isn't.
If CA really wanted to show some fortitude with regard to the Internet and social media and stuff like that, CA could do much more. Again, how about putting CA Board meetings online? How about putting village voting online? How about a coherent marketing strategy using social media to promote Columbia to young families, so we can finally stop having conversations and accusations of class and age warfare?
But no. Instead, we get online memberships. Oh well, gotta start someplace, right?
Let's be careful out there.