"American college students have said 'Like 1984, man,' when asked not to smoke pot in the classroom or advised gently to do a little reading. By extension, the term Orwellian is made to apply to anything from a computer print-out to the functional coldness of a new airport. There are no computers on Airstrip One, and most of the buildings we hear of are decaying Victorian. ... The whole point of the urban scene in Nineteen Eighty-Four is that is doesn't matter what it looks like, since reality is all in the mind. "
1985 by Anthony Burgess