The Machine Stops…

The writer and broadcaster EM Forster (1879-1970) had this short story published in 1909.

He is not thought of as a sci-fi author, but these two sentences illustrate the prescience of the piece.

There was the button that produced literature. and there were of course the buttons by which she communicated with her friends. The room, though it contained nothing, was in touch with all that she cared for in the world.”

It is certainly an interesting read…

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