Communion Of Dreams


All us zombies.*

I wouldn’t have the nerve to include this kind of thing in a novel … no one would believe that such an agency would have such a twisted sense of humor.

The magazine printed several slides alleged to have come from an NSA presentation referencing the film “1984,” based on George Orwell’s book set in a totalitarian surveillance state. The slides – which show stills from the film, former Apple Inc. chairman Steve Jobs holding an iPhone, and iPhone buyers celebrating their purchase – are captioned: “Who knew in 1984…that this would be big brother…and the zombies would be paying customers?”

 

Jim Downey

*Referencing this, of course.



The quiet ones.

I’ve mentioned before that I am intensely introverted — but that I have “good extrovert batteries”. Meaning that while I in many ways dread large gatherings and over-stimulating environments, I can usually function pretty well in them for reasonable periods of time.

Anyway, saw this item this morning, thought I would share it:

Hope to have news about the site updates later today!

 

Jim Downey