Quote: There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time.
Analysis: I probably don't need to tell you this, but someone is probably monitoring your Internet activity right now. If you go to Google Earth, you could find a picture of your back yard. Cameras smaller than your fingernail could be mounted in your shower. Anything stupid you do in public, especially if you're famous, could be on Youtube in less than 20 minutes. Big Brother is watching.
Quote: A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.
Analysis: Sounds like a Raiders game.