This philosophy is what sets Techdirt apart from so many other sites for me. Content that doesn't insult my intelligence and actually tells me something worth knowing is what brings me here every damn day. Thank you for that.
I've still got the install CD and would have jumped at an updated digital copy. Yes Rights Holder, I would've paid you a second time for something I already own because the Win98 VM I currently use for older games gets the job done but GOG is steadily eliminating the need for it. Instead, you can't get out of your own way to make that possible and my money stays in my pocket. Also, I'm not interested in most of your new releases because they lean heavily on multi-player instead of gameplay. I realize this shows my age but spending an evening playing a game full of kids using aimbots while proudly displaying their ability to curse is just not my idea of fun. Now get off my damn lawn, I have clouds to yell at!
Yup, that vote will be on the very next agenda. I imagine they'll justify it as a "privacy" issue for the faculty and staff and probably make some sort of claim that the reviews are misleading because they don't take into account some super secret data-set that students don't have access to. Based on that, they'll just take the whole thing offline.
What would prevent the hybrid ISP/content providers like Comcast from just slapping caps on their customers? Netflix and Hulu are viable because, for the most part, users have unlimited data for a monthly fee. What happens if that gets replaced with all the limits mobile providers are slapping on their customers these days? I'm not so sure this is going to be the bloodbath everyone expects.