A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
~ Christopher Reeve (September 25, 1952 - October 10, 2004)
~ Al Pacino (April 25, 1940 - )
In the late 1950s, in line with the space race and the Cold War, the government put a tremendous emphasis on funding engineers and computer people. The country had a massive focus on subsidizing students, supporting government labs, and supporting colleges and universities. So there was a huge growth spurt in the talent pool in the 1960s as colleges and universities pumped out large numbers of technically trained people.