theodp (442580) writes "Over at EE Times, Max Maxfield is horrified to learn that some new electronics engineers cannot solder. "What do they teach electronics students at college these days?" Maxfield asks. "Isn't soldering one of the core skills one is expected to know? In my day — when dinosaurs roamed the Earth — all the students on my university course already knew how to solder before they'd even set foot on the campus." So, throw down your breadboard crutches, kids — Maxfield advises you get with the soldering program (or book), pronto!"