If your start-up costs were small, your fixed costs largely accounted for elsewhere, your advertising needs were little to none, and your marginal costs--made up mainly of delivering canned instruction (hopefully electronically without humans teaching)--are small, why not? The author worried about "democratization." By what discriminator? Ability? Costs? As long as the outputs are maintained at the expected quality level, what's the harm? One thing DETC-accredited schools have demonstrated--better than the RAs--is an ability to deliver canned instruction for low costs. I would hope a school like Georgia Tech could outdo DETC-accredited schools in this game. Especially since so many of their fixed costs are already amortized elsewhere.