The words of Freakazoid ring true - always ask for a percentage of the gross, not the net. Funny how certain truths got slipped into some of those old cartoons, like Scrooge McDuck giving economic lessons on Scarcity.
Porn is a big issue. Rule 34 can get quite disturbing, especially for authors who see characters that are practically their own children put in situations by fans that the author would never put them in.
Windows RT is the ARM version of Windows 8 and the version that is locked up. The x86/x64 version isn't. On the x86/x64 side, Steam is going to get some hefty competition for once in the digital gaming marketplace (there are others, but they aren't as big) and are initially (although I doubt permenantly) locked out of the ARM version.
Bethesda Softworks has a long history of allowing mods for their Elder Scrolls series - heck, some mods still drive the occassional sale of TES3: Morrowind.
With TES5: Skyrim, they've worked with Steam to expand mod support by being the first game using Steam's new Mod repository, Steam Workshop. Things are still a bit bumpy, but it has turned out to be popular. I, personally, haven't used it much, but I see the appeal.
It's easy to be reluctent to support mods, though, when for every mod that fits nicely into the game world there are 20 mods of various fetishes, anime characters, nudity (which has caused media flak and changes in ESRB ratings), etc.
And my response is "Horseshyte." At best, he's trying to force specific academic changes that cannot be forced upon people. At worst, he's trying to gain a cut of those expensive textbook fees, which would only drive the price up further and drive more students and professors to alternative solutions.
Unless his goal is to further drive students and professors to alternative solutions by making the normal solution even more expensive - becoming the villain to allow others to be the hero. In that case, well played, sir - but I doubt this is the reason for his actions.
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