Wired News: ITunes Undermines Social Security
And now that iTunes is widely available for both Mac and PC users, it is becoming clear that there are social implications for sharing music.
On college campuses, for example, a new form of bigotry called “playlistism” is emerging.
The invention of students at Wesleyan University, playlistism was first reported by Stephen Aubrey, a 20-year-old student and columnist for The Wesleyan Argus.
Playlistism, Aubrey explained, is discrimination based not on race, sex or religion, but on someone’s terrible taste in music, as revealed by their iTunes music library.