Friday, 24 April 2009

War is Peace

‘War is Peace’ is a central principle of the world Orwell describes in his classic novel ‘1984’.

We all know about Big Brother and DoubleThink and NewSpeak, but the parallels between the political philosophy of 1984 and today's coverging mobile Internet make for a quite interesting model: 3 super-states (device creators vs software / services providers vs operators) locked in perpetual battle over ‘The Disputed Territory’ (the Internet and content).What do you think?

Random 1984-related fact: apparently 43% of people who say they've read the book actually lie because they are embarrassed to admit they haven’t. If you haven’t read it, you should!

Anyway, check out Forum Oxford's 2009 conference

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