Archive for January, 2009

E. M. Forster: The Machine Stops

Dystopian techno-futurism from 1909!  Eerie and vivid.  Enjoy. http://www.tcnj.edu/~miranda/classes/topics/reading/forester.html “Beware of first- hand ideas!” exclaimed one of the most advanced of them. “First-hand ideas do not really exist. They are but the physical impressions produced by life and fear, and on this gross foundation who could erect a philosophy? Let your ideas be second-hand, and […]