Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Machine Stops

Having temporary (one hopes) computer problems; I should be posting the interesting and alarming stuff you've come to expect from me again by tomorrow.

Incidentally, the title of today's post is from a 1909 E.M. Forster short story -- cautionary sci-fi, which I suppose is not what most people asssociate with him -- that is stunningly relevant to this modern world and definitely worth checking out.


Gummo said...

I'm familiar with the short story --

very creepy and prescient -- I always assumed it was written somewhere from 1930-1960 -- when I discovered it was written in 1909, I was really taken aback: to an astute observer, it was already clear where we were headed....

Faze said...

Just watched "Room with a View" last night (also Forster). What a gorgeous film -- and the young Helena Bonham Carter. Va ... va ... voom. Will check out "The Machine Stops".