I have reminisced at reunions with other classmates who had TSE jobs. The solid consensus is that the TSE job was a mind expanding drama. But that verdict is only anecdotal and not a statistically based conclusion. And I do not know how long the program lasted. The war came the Winter after I graduated, and no doubt after the war there were big changes. Look at the properties of the system. Students were selected by merit. They were assigned their job. The experience was intense; twenty hours a week is more than two courses demand. The relationship lasted three years. Are these advantageous attributes? The selection on the basis of merit might have assured the employer that the training of the student for usefulness would not be difficult. The random assignment to jobs got students into fields they might not have even considered if they were left to their own criteria for choice. Making choices without full knowledge can lead to all choices being bad. Random choices guarantee that at least half will be good choices. The long-time interface with a professor allows the student to learn not only about the substance of the professor's field but it gives the student knowledge of the sociology of academic research. After three years, and one Summer, working in Menzel's office while his life went on all around me, I knew all there was to know about funding research, academic politics, and astrophysics. As a result I discovered that I disliked the first, I learned to be careful about the second, and I avoided the third.