He was still screaming when the guards threw him to the floor. Getting up on his hands and knees, he discovered that he was in another cubicle. Much like his own, it contained a chair and a desk with a PC on it. Mechanically, Winston climbed into the chair, and glanced at the PC’s screen, where a splash screen showed that an application was slowly loading. Then he let out a wordless cry of despair that, despite heavy soundproofing, was heard in all the cubicles throughout the Ministry of Truth.

The splash screen said: "Welcome to the StarOffice productivity suite."

- From Dr. Dobb's Journal (April, 02 issue) article by Verity Stob. Read her other articles here.