Mang I can remember when everybody and his brother, including yours truly, was falling all over themselves to get a job at HP. (I think it all had to do with some puff piece called "In Search of Excellence" that makes a lot more sense knowing what I know now than it did to me then.) HP's screening interview process for me involved calling my dorm at 10:30 pm one night out of the blue and asking me to define the slew rate of a chip. Needless to say I did not get the job, and I can't say it really affected my life that much either although it seemed like a big deal at the time.
I wonder if anybody now getting laid off was Johnny-on-the-Spot with that slew rate shite?
Mang I can remember when everybody and his brother (not including yours truly, I learned my lemming lesson) was also falling all over themselves to get a job at (Enron/ Arthur Andersen/ Worldcom/ Brobeck/ etc.) heh.
Mang I am getting old.