Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Tue Oct 29 17:22:20 UTC 2002

On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, James A. Landau wrote:

#This usage can be traced back, facetiously of course, to George Orwell's
#_1984_ in which, for some reason I don't recall, the totalitarians deplored
#English's lack of exact antonyms.  To cure this, they created words like


#Now a properly programmed computer is, among other things, the perfect
#bureaucracy.  Any transaction performed (e.g. adding you to a listserve) can
#be reversed and the status quo ante restored (removing you from the
#listserve.  If you never posted to the list, not only will the listserve have
#no record of your existence, neither will the list archives).

        "Who controls the present controls the past.
         Who controls the past controls the future."

-- Mark A. Mandel

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