I haven't even read 1984 but I know what a Telescreen is; a fictional-cum-real display that doesn't just show you images, but sees you, too. While this is clearly a useful device, not knowing whether you're being watched is a worrying possibility. And Apple Computer, self-appointed guardian of virtue, has not one or two but three patents designed to permit a display to watch the watcher.
Apple computer has been making computers and operating systems to match since the 1980s and has often provided the only credible competition to Microsoft.
The recent buzz on Steve Jobs' Thoughts on Flash has brought it to my attention too many times to ignore, and so I will take my own turn at stabbing holes in it. The whole thing can be summarized with the following comment I made to a friend: Apple ranting about Openness is too ironic for me today.