William Gibson on George Orwell

George Orwell’s 100th birthday would have been yesterday. William Gibson has written an excellent article in The New York Times entitled “The Road to Oceania” that ponders Orwell’s legacy with respect to present efforts resulting in “loss of traditional privacies,” “increasingly transparent fields of data,” and “Total (now Terrorist) Information Awareness.” I can’t do it justice; go and read it…

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