A bit off topic but bear with me. Barry747, my father ran into the "hire a younger guy" in the appliance industry. Why hire a 50 yo engineer when a company can get a graduate engineer at less pay! They overlook the 20 years experience. It's a shame that the crafts are losing experienced persons who are getting up in years. And there are no school programs to fill positions for the future. One local county school has automotive classes and carpentry classes. The carpentry class builds an actual house on campus!
Back to electronics and related fields- I recall reading about a University of Texas student who made $1million from his dorm room, writing software. Why go to school?
Thanks for reading the thoughts of a 71 yo guy.
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