William Morris, writer of that anthem of peaceful anarchism "News from Nowhere", strove in his arts to achieve what we would today call Quality or Excellence. So excellent were his watercolor patterns that they set the standard for over one hundred years. Up until computerization of the trades the patterns of William Morris were the most often reproduced and copied. Even today, many wall coverings bear the echoes of Morris' work. William Morris believed that all humankind could achieve quality in their lives but for the mediocrity engendered by the abstraction called Government and the profit-oriented system that it maintains.