Today, in 1949, Orwell’s classic 1984 was first published. I remember, in 1990, we were told by Weekly Reader magazine to write what we thought the future would be just like Orwell did in his book… the future being the year 2000. I think I wrote something about cows on the moon. Oh, and we all had our own helicopters. I now realize that such an exercise missed the point of the book completely. But what did I know? I was only in 4th grade.
Orwell had this to say about his book: