As someone has brought up in another post, our present system of post secondary education allows for tiers of acceptance and different perceptions of quality. This is often driven by demand where the "better schools" are sought after more by prospective students because of their utility and scarcity. The Ivy League schools are an example of one of the top tiers in the system. Since America is enamored with the concept of "equal opportunity for all" and against any kind of aristocracy or priviledged class, we now have an opportunity to make education egalitarian. With the advent of the internet we have the ability to provide everyone with an Ivy League post secondary education. No longer would deserving individuals who did not have the connections or money be prevented from obtaining a Harvard, Yale or Princeton undergraduate degree. No longer would individuals who could not afford a "good" school not be able to obtain an education from some of the best educators in the country. Through distance learning with internet access and streaming video, a student from anywhere in the country can be studying at Harvard and learning from (debatably) some of the best professors in the country. Why should they have to learn from their local community college professor if they could have access to a Yale or Stanford professor? It seems, in my humble opinion, the internet offers a chance to break down some of the barriers for access to some of the best educators in the country and the ability for many more people to obtain an Ivy League education if that is their desire. Would the cachet of an Ivy League degree go down? Yes, but what is wrong with that if the education was truly exceptional?