Luke Melia


January 9, 2003

1/9/03, 1:37pm – The Machine Stops

In 1909, the noted author (and friend of Virginia Woolf) E.M. Forster wrote a short story called, “The Machine Stops”.

In 1992, I read it as a tenth-grader in Mr. Hornstein’s excellent english class.

In 2003, I found it on the web with a quick google search. Read it online, or print it out. (And be grateful for the public domain.)

Speaking of Virginia Woolf, I saw The Hours last weekend. The line for the movie was nuts, the acting was very impressive, and the story was interesting.

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