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  • Mario shared from Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell, Israel Gutman
    And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed-if all records told the same tale-then the lie passed into history and became truth. `Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, `controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.' And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. `Reality control', they called it: in Newspeak, `doublethink'.
    Note: "All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory." #1984
  • Mario shared from Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell, Israel Gutman
    The girl with dark hair was coming towards him across the field. With what seemed a single movement she tore off her clothes and flung them disdainfully aside. Her body was white and smooth, but it aroused no desire in him, indeed he barely looked at it. What overwhelmed him in that instant was admiration for the gesture with which she had thrown her clothes aside. With its grace and carelessness it seemed to annihilate a whole culture, a whole system of thought, as though Big Brother and the Party and the Thought Police could all be swept into nothingness by a single splendid movement of the...
    Note: To write like a dream; about a dream, in a nightmare. Orwell was poet and prophet.
  • Mario shared from Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell, Israel Gutman
    Tragedy, he perceived, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there was still privacy, love and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.
    Note: Now's the time to bring 1984 to the big screen. @annapurnapics? Gorgeous prose. Perfect timing.
  • Mario shared from Return to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs and the Creation of Apple by Michael Moritz
    But the towns were separated by all sorts of differences. Each had its own climate which grew warmer the farther away a town was from the San Francisco fog. At the southern end of the Peninsula the summer climate was positively Mediterranean and a little seminary that overlooked Cupertino could easily have been set on a quiet hillside in Tuscany. The towns had their own councils and taxes, their own ordinances and quirks, their newspapers and habits. There were mayoral elections brimming with the rumors and innuendo stirred by a community where people, if they did not know the mayor, at least...
    Note: I love the Bay Area. Moritz's Apple book recalls its past. cc: @adamnash
  • Mario shared from Return to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs and the Creation of Apple by Michael Moritz
    “We have a major opportunity to influence where Apple is going. As every day passes, the work fifty people are doing here is going to send a giant ripple through the universe. I am really impressed with the quality of our ripple.” He paused. “I know I might be a little hard to get on with, but this is the most fun thing I’ve done in my life. I’m having a blast.” A trace of a smile appeared on his face.
    Note: Moritz's legendary Apple book is way more insidery and fun than Isaacson's biography.
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Mario Sundar