My dad (who studied law in communist Czechoslovakia): I had to pass exams in ML.
Me: Wait, what? ML was barely a thing then. And I didn’t know that…
Related, from a book on electrification in Russia:
After meeting Lenin in September 1920, H. G. Wells expressed a similar opinion: “For Lenin, who like a good orthodox Marxist denounces all ‘Utopians’, has succumbed at last to a Utopia, the Utopia of the electricians.
Never thought I would see “electricians” in a sentence where “singularitarians” could fit just as well.