“The Maschine Stops” is a short story that influenced and defined a whole genre. I was made aware of this story by Jaron Lanier. It’s a great read and if you don’t have the nerve to read online listen to the audio dramatisation below that was produced in 2001 by the BBC or the full audiobook read by Jerome Lawsen.
Listen to the audio dramatisation (BBC, 2001)
Or listen to the full text (read by Jerome Lawsen)
Read the short story from by E.M. Forster (1909)
E. M. Forster
Edward Morgan Forster (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. Many of his novels examine class difference and hypocrisy, including A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910) and A Passage to India (1924). The last brought him his greatest success. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 different years.
Definition from Wikipedia – E. M. Forster
Virtual Studio Technology
Virtual Studio Technology (VST) is an audio plug-in software interface that integrates software synthesizers and effects units into digital audio workstations. VST and similar technologies use digital signal processing to simulate traditional recording studio hardware in software. Thousands of plugins exist, both commercial and freeware, and many audio applications support VST under license from its creator, Steinberg.
Definition from Wikipedia – Virtual Studio Technology