Now in 2012, the Orwell prize committee has a chance to redeem itself.
Orwell died of a massive hemorrhage of the lungs in the early hours of January 21, 1950.
This is really the Ministry of Reality Suppression at work, and why I wish Mr. Orwell were around to see it.
Lazy functional language, Miranda-like. List comprehensions and pattern matching. "Introduction to Orwell 5.00", P.L. Wadler et al, Programming Research Group, Oxford U, 1988.