David Pogue writes about the generational divide when it comes to copyright.
Clearly, to me, there’s a difference between making a copy for a backup and copying to not have to pay for something. Pogue’s claim is that the difference will blur until it’s completely wiped out by those damn, pesky, freeloadin’ kids.
The exercise is intended, of course, to illustrate how many shades of wrongness there are, and how many different opinions. Almost always, there’s a lot of murmuring, raised eyebrows and chuckling.
Recently, however, I spoke at a college. It was the first time I’d ever addressed an audience of 100 percent young people. And the demonstration bombed.