Greatness thrust upon them

@inproceedings{Jones1972GreatnessTU,
  title={Greatness thrust upon them},
  author={Charles Foster Jones},
  year={1972}
}
In the thirty years since I first entered engineering, I have seen our profession confronted with wholly unexpected responsibilities because of our command of a technology which developed with wholly unexpected speed. In words that Shakespeare first made famous, engineers have had “greatness thrust upon them.”