Wasn't everyone just saying that the "free lunch" on the internet was over and now everyone was going to charge? I guess MIT didn't get the memo. They've decided to put all their course material online for free, accessible to anyone. Personally, I think this is a great idea. It's not like a student is going to decide not to go to MIT because he can download the material himself. It will also generate more discussion, and could lead to much better ideas. I'm glad that the folks at MIT didn't just have simple short-sighted dollar signs in their eyes, and realized that longer term this could help raise MIT's stature even higher.
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