1. Travis Morrison is the Director of Commercial Production at HuffPo? I did not know that!
2. People have made a lot of good points about Emily White, and I don’t agree with her argument, but as Morrison points out, there really does seem to be some nasty intergenerational stuff going on, too. How many of the people going off on this girl also romanticize trading mix tapes and listening to the radio for hours until that one song you loved came on so you could record it? Certainly, there’s a difference in scale, but the predicament of loving more music than you can afford to buy is not new, and teenagers solving that dilemma by finding a way to steal that music is as old as cassette tapes — which the industry also absolutely freaked out about at the time.