I don’t want to spoil a fine book, but I’m starting to think that a lot of folks believe that the Apple “1984” commercial was an adaptation of the actual novel, 1984.
This is not the case. I won’t say how it DOES end, but I will say that it doesn’t end with someone heroically running in and smashing Big Brother. Or walking in. Or sauntering in. Or sneaking in. I’m dropping kind of a big hint here. Or swimming in, or flying in, or hacking in with their Xboxes, or dancing in, or tunneling in, or, quite frankly, anythinging in.
So when you’re comparing 1984 to some “How I Smashed the State” book, one very important thing you may wish to note is that in at least one of those books — and I’m not going to say which one — the State doesn’t actually get smashed.