Thursday, June 26, 2003

The Road to Oceania:
I had a valuable secret in 1984, though, one I owed in large part to Orwell, who would have turned 100 today: I knew that the novel I had written wasn't really about the future, just as '1984' hadn't been about the future, but about 1948.

So says William Gibson in a fine editorial about Orwell, technology, and an over intrusive government. For all that, there's a sense of optimism to it -- we have the power to make decisions and control our future.