With all of the recent discussion about education some memories have come back.
In the 1960’s when I went off to a university-
The most feared course for science and engineering students wasn’t calculus, it was English Composition and Literature.
If students had full time summer jobs, they could pay for most or all of their four years of education at a state school. When I graduated, I owed $300.
There was no university in the US offering a BS in Surveying.
Many, if not most BS Civil Engineering programs were five years, including twenty or more hours of surveying courses and a surveying summer camp. The Vietnam war killed that concept when the CE programs were cut to four years per the deferment. Guess what was cut?
Engineering schools with a variety of engineering disciplines had a pecking order. Civil Engineering was always at the bottom. Today, if an engineering school has a surveying degree program, it is now at the bottom.
Computers cost millions and were the size of buildings. Submit punch cards, wait a day or so, and hope the printout you got back showed that your program ran.
If you ran into the President of the university, it was likely that he would stop and talk to you about how things were going.
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