Student flee as computer 'fad' fades

The Bismark Tribune, Jan 20, 1987:

College students have stopped flocking to computer science programs after learning job prospects are not as bright and that the field is more difficult than they had though, university officials say.

"They found that they had to take calculus, they had to take physics. It's not a video games major", John Rice, chairman of Purdue University's department of Computer Science, said in an interview Monday.

I do sometimes wonder why I had to take physics for a computer programming degree.

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