True story: a friend told me how she invested a large amount of money in order to advertise her product on a fairly central website. The campaign bombed and my friend queried the veracity of the site owner’s claim that his site is a popular place of convergence: “you cannot tell me that your site… Continue reading Making your own bed: are there limits to professional responsibility?
As a teenager, I literally stumbled upon François Truffaut‘s powerful interpretation of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 book Fahrenheit 451. I went to see the movie simply because it featured Julie Christie, the woman who invaded my pubescent dreams as a blonde Russian siren named Lara in David Lean‘s adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s epic Doctor Zhivago. On… Continue reading Life at Fahrenheit 451
Googling “Big Brother” returns 43,500,000 results but Googling “big brother” Orwell removes all but 623,000 results. Big Brother is a character in George Orwell‘s novel 1984 (aka Ninety Eighty Four.) Published a year before Orwell’s death in 1949, the book has a clear doom-and-gloom (dystopic) view of future society. Orwell perceived a future in which… Continue reading Big Brother: shovel or snowman?