Gaudeamus Who?

It is being bruited about that in another ten to twenty years most of the existing colleges and universities in the United States will be out of business, their places taken by giant online universities. It is estimated that on free or almost free online Harvard University will have fifty million students. But there’s more to a college education than, well, education. There’s parties, and sex and football, all denied to the online student locked in his parents’ basement.


When education goes online

For every girl and boy

Results will show not much has changed

It’s just a new found toy

The kids who want to learn will learn

Much as they do today

While others simply waste their time

No matter what you say

But most will wonder what becomes

If true becomes this dream

Of parties, frats and keg stand girls

And where’s the football team