In today’s Houston Chronicle there is an article that reads “The Houston Area League of PC Users – which once claimed to be the largest computer users group in the country – is calling it quits.
In an email sent to its members today, HAL-PC’s board members said the group will dissolve. It’s a fate that has befallen many computer users groups, which initially blossomed with the start of the personal computing revolution that began in the 1970s.
The email acknowledges HAL-PC’s struggle with relevancy, and says low attendance at a June 21 meeting sparked the board’s decision.”
Groups that are not expanding their interests to other technologies such as social media (including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, MeetUp, & LinkedIn), smartphones, tablets, TV’s, smart TV’s, 3d printers, etc., will be & are experiencing the same issues that plagued HAL-PC.
I think that the statement by the author, Dwight Silverman, sums it up nicely, “
“Bluntly put, HAL-PC failed to keep up with the times. Its members grew older and their interests didn't expand. If you're looking for evidence as to what happened, you need look no further than the group's Twitter account, which has been inactive since August 2009, or its Facebook page, which has been dormant since August 2011.”
To view the article, go to http://bit.ly/halpc_article
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