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Gary Davis finally found me out. I would like to provide free college education to the best, brightest, and most highly motivated no matter what their background. I haven'f figured out how to determine who is the best, brightest, and most highly motivated 17-18 year olds. I probably would not have made it in that category. But, let's return to the subject we are supposed to be on. I received an article from WISCONSIN WEEK, a UW-Madison faculty and staff publication. It states, "Six Big Ten schools already charge students a special technology fee, and Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin are seeking such a fee. Only at Northwestern, where tuition tops $15,000 a year, is there no technology fee nor any movement to levy one." This is in reference to make a special tuition assessment for all (note all) students. This not only would cover computer labs but help student E-mail access including access to their instructors, INTERNET, etc. Again, all students would pay. But, you would arge that all students can benefit from INTERNET, etc. Perhaps this does not apply to the original question (what was the original question) of only some students paying a computer fee. Since the competent and less motivated students will go to the university, tuition is needed if for no other reason than commitment. It the taxpayers won't pay for the additional information technology infrastructure, etc., then the students must. Charles Sundin, University of Wisconsin-Platteville firstname.lastname@example.org