In a commentary for The Daily Telegram of Adrian, Mich., staff writer David Frownfelder compares the recent attempt to use RFID tags at a California middle school to the haunting images of George Orwell’s novel 1984. Frownfelder writes: “Embedded identification numbers in cards might just be the next step to embedded chips under the skin at birth. I know how paranoid and conspiratorial that sounds, but the concept is not too far from reality, unfortunately.”