Saturday 21 March 2015

E.M. Forster predicted the internet in 1909


What would the great writers have made of the internet? It's impossible to know, except in the case of E.M. Forster, who wrote about them in this story in 1909
I started reading this long ago, in my teens when I read most things, but can't remember if I finished it. Now I read it with fresh eyes.

On the subject of dystopias, this article tells how in 1949, George Orwell received a curious letter from his former high school French teacher, Aldous Huxley, comparing 1984 to Brave New World.

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