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Just Put a Pricetag on Yes (there is no “No”)

Iowa State University is going to fund its residence hall wireless project by charging students who want telephone landlines. My guess is they’ll raise about fifty bucks because 99.9% of students have cell phones. Still, I like the spirit behind move. If nothing else, it enables them to retire gracefully default installation of telephones.

FCC Guy compares higher ed to the music industry

Check it out. I feel so dirty. Maybe we can threaten kids who download other college’s course info? That’d be cool. But let’s note that the demise of higher ed has been predicted before.

Meanwhile, today our call accounting software puked and then died. Nice. I asked why we didn’t have a service contract for it and was told that was because the vendor went out of business a couple of years ago. It runs on Windows 98 just to complete the picture. The good news is that long distance has gotten so cheap, … Continue Reading