If you were to log in, you'd be able to get more information on your fellow community member.
As a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon (sort of a down-market MIT ;-) who did not pay any tuition (Dad was faculty) I can endorse this idea whole-heartedly. In addition I can add some thoughs on the economic equation here: 1) the cost of attending college would not be zero even if the tuition were zero - the cost of living is still non-zero, and supporting oneself while attending college full time is not without difficulty. In addition there's the 'oppurtunity cost' of lost earnings during the time one attends college. Presumably the pay back in earning power will more than compensate for this, but it is a risk.
2) I think that universities would benefit from this as well by removing the incentives for 'grade inflation'. Its tough to flunk out someone who's contributing 100K to your top line ;-).
3) the instinct to not value anything thats free is a well known phenomena, btw. for instance chess clubs will often charge for introductory l...
Above.net has raised their prices since you wrote this page (not that its your business to track them). It currently costs ~$400/mo. for a 12" shelf, plus charges for tape changing, bandwidth, power cycle ports, and power (!).
I'm curious about the design of you Software developement manager. Do you have any more detailed info on it ? Since it has its own page describing it this doesn't seem like the right place to go into more detail, but that page doesn't have a comment section ...
Note that the final example has a major security flaw - it incorporates strings from the users request directly into the text of a sql query. This is subject to 'SQL Injection' - carefully crafted sql could alter the semantics of the query to return more information than intended by the site authors. Real DB applications will use parameterized sql these days.