We need to accept that not everyone benefits from college, not everyone needs college, and not everyone should go. College used to be for the smarter students who could make use of it. Now it's been reduced to high school+, dumbed down for students who shouldn't be wasting their time there and probably won't make it to a second year.
I'm more concerned with artificially inflated demand than I am with supply.
So in the end, I don't like it but I understand it and get where they're coming from. Still, I'd rather just pay $100 every few years for an upgrade license. Full disclosure: I'm being a little shitty when I say that as I have rarely had to pay for it at all and never paid full price. I've gotten licenses from work, school, or picked up student copies or resold volume licenses. Meaning I'm one of the people who encouraged Microsoft to make this move. Sorry.
Can anybody else find a new (not used or refurbed) iPhone of the current or last generation for less than Apple's standard price?
Not just the headline, the article is chock full of statements like, "After all, no one expects to pay for an OS anymore."
Veni, Vidi, VISA: I came, I saw, I did a little shopping.