View Full Version : Before the internet there was the machine.

Prime Administrator
09-15-2010, 06:01 AM
And E.M. Forestor's The Machine Stops.

This story from 1909 is just plain incredible.

The machine mirrors the internet that we use today so closely in Mr. Forestor's description of it that it's almost eerie.

If you haven't read it, here's where you can. (http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/prajlich/forster.html)
A great short story if there ever was one.