According to this post at Modern Mechanix, I was born just a couple of decades too late.Ã‚Â Being born in 1970, I missed out on my chance to get a high-paying career going in guided missile automation.Ã‚Â The July 1957 issue of Popular Electronics has the following details:
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So instead of making my riches blowing stuff up, I have to make my money keeping computer systems running.Ã‚Â I like what I do for a living, but it would be way cooler to make missiles work.