May. 21st, 2010

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The iconography involved is quite amazing. They're "born from molten steel", made from vinyl and CCTV cameras. And the names are utterly typical upper-upper-middle-class English.

It's as though someone had put out a casting call for the Home Secretary and Prime Minister in one of those uniquely British dystopias that were so popular in the 1980s, and after rejecting everyone who turned up decided that the best thing to do would be to put Tinkywinky and Po through a Cyber-conversion unit.

These guys have the names, they have right air of faux-benevolent omniscience, they have the smooth PR-friendly lines, and steel? When it comes to images of state control and oversight, that has unfortunate implications.

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