I subscribe to A.Word.A.Day, and their word usage in a sentence is often taken from recent articles/blogs. I've seen some interesting choices, but never one relating to The Machine. Good eye! I actually would've also recognized that as something I'd read in a Machine review, but I never would've remembered which one (without googling, that is).
This reminds me of something else... at the end of my A.Word.A.Day emails, there's always an unrelated "Though for Today", a random thought-provoking quote. I keep a running list of the ones I like. I once saved one that struck my funnybone when I imagined it describing OUR Machine, plus there's the Orwell/Animals connection too... here it is:The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug -- that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes. -George Orwell, novelist (1903-1950)
Also, here's another one I saved because it reminded me of The Machine (among some other great bands):When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. -John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer (1819-1900)