To Orwell Today,

Dear Jackie,

After reading the article on about Britain becoming an Orwellian Society (Britain could be 'Orwellian' society: top cop), I am prompted to pass on to you the latest idea from the Inner Party surveillance of your rubbish: chip and bin. Yes, microchips in your rubbish bin to check what you are throwing away. Think of the advantages of knowing not only exactly what people buy (through 'loyalty' cards) but also what they are throwing out.

Now, I am all for recyling and helping the environment but this seems like another step towards the Big Brother society Orwell warned us about. In fact, I think Britain's cities are already that society. That's probably why I only feel free in the countryside.

-Winston Smith (Stephen Maule)

Greetings Winston,

That's news to me about 'chip and bin' but a google search proves you weren't talking trash:

Garbage Cans Pack Spy Chips

All the best,
Jackie Jura

Jackie Jura
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