Microsoft to Charge $1.15/Hour Homework Fee For Kids If They Do More Than 52 HOURS of Homework a YEAR!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 1:40pm.

"Microsoft's vision of your computing future is on display in its just-published patent application for the Metered Pay-As-You-Go Computing Experience.

The plan, as Microsoft explains it, involves charging students $1.15 an hour to do their homework, making an Office bundle available for $1/hour, and billing gamers $1.25 for each hour of fun. In addition to your PC, Microsoft also discloses plans to bring the chargeback scheme to your cellphone and automobile — GPS, satellite radio, backseat video entertainment system. 'Both users and suppliers benefit from this new business model,' concludes Microsoft, while conceding that 'the supplier can develop a revenue stream business that may actually have higher value than the one-time purchase model currently practiced.' But don't worry kids, that's only if you do more than 52 hours of homework a year!"

Timothy - DefiningTheEdgeOfInvention - December 27, 2008 - source SlashDot  

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 1:40pm.