Eric Arthur Blair (1903– 950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist

Eric Arthur Blair (1903– 950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane

Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) creator of Perry Mason, Paul Drake, Della Street, Donald Lam and Bertha Cool (among others).

Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) creator of Perry Mason, Paul Drake, Della Street, Donald Lam and Bertha Cool (among others).

#orwellian | George Orwell back in fashion as Prism stokes paranoia about Big Brother  Nineteen Eighty-Four depicts a society in which liberty was impossible – so how should we respond to this new threat?

#orwellian | George Orwell back in fashion as Prism stokes paranoia about Big Brother Nineteen Eighty-Four depicts a society in which liberty was impossible – so how should we respond to this new threat?

Several security-related companies, such as Spycheatstuff.com, will even overnight-mail a kit that turns a cellphone or iPod into a hands-free personal cheating device, featuring tiny wireless earbuds, that allows a test-taker to discreetly “phone a friend” during a test and get answers remotely without putting down the pencil.    GWALP adds: A student would have to have the gonads of Bond to cheat like this.  It makes me think, “If you are smart enough to work around this, and spent so much…

Several security-related companies, such as Spycheatstuff.com, will even overnight-mail a kit that turns a cellphone or iPod into a hands-free personal cheating device, featuring tiny wireless earbuds, that allows a test-taker to discreetly “phone a friend” during a test and get answers remotely without putting down the pencil. GWALP adds: A student would have to have the gonads of Bond to cheat like this. It makes me think, “If you are smart enough to work around this, and spent so much…

"Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed." Ray Bradbury

"Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed." Ray Bradbury

George Orwell at his typewriter

George Orwell at his typewriter

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