Still working on that “Silicon Valley” concept

I got a postcard from my graduate school alma mater, San Jose State University, asking me to call and confirm my listing in their alumni directory. I called, but when I asked to just be listed with my online information and no physical address or phone number, I was told they can’t do that and my only choice would be not to be listed.

Come on, guys, it’s 2005. Get a clue. If the directory is really for alumni to stay in touch, this should be an option. If, as I now strongly suspect, it’s an opportunity to sell a bunch of addresses to advertisers, quit trying to pretend you’re serving a community.

Good thing my former classmates know how to Google.

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dinahsanders

Author. Discardian. Defender of life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness. she/her

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