June 8, 2006

Big Brother Is Watching You

Today is the 57th anniversary of the publication of Orwell's classic 1984.

This is timely (re)reading given the global focus on security, the proliferation of cams, security letters, data mining and perpetual war. Do it this month!

Reminded by Fergie.

Posted by Steve on June 8, 2006

Thanks for the reminder. In high school, and I hate to admit how long ago that was, I was a cast member in a production of 1984. (If anyone insists, I will send scans of pictures from my yearbook.)

It's always relevant to revisit this classic. I'm not one to think that SF is predictive. Rather, I believe that it comments on the present. Classics like 1984 are, unfortunately, all too relevant in 2006.

Posted by amanuensis at June 8, 2006 6:22 PM

I re-read it about a year ago. Scary how right Orwell was abou some things.

Posted by fiat lux at June 9, 2006 10:18 PM
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