Quotation Monday #156: Predicting the future

Everything in the universe, and everything of man, would be registered at a distance as it was produced. In this way a moving image of the world will be established, a true mirror of his memory. From a distance, everyone will be able to read text, enlarged and limited to the desired subject, projected on an individual screen. In this way, everyone from his armchair will be able to contemplate creation, in whole or in certain parts
– Seeing forward from the early 20th century
– Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age by Alex Wright

Nobel Prize of Literature

As a librarian, I must admit to being woefully behind on my reading of the Nobel laureates.

I’ve read works by Bjørnson (1903), Kipling (1907), Lagerlöf (1909), Hamsun (1920), Yeats (1923), Shaw (1925), Undset (1928), Buck (1938), Eliot (1948), Faulkner (1949), Hemingway (1954), Steinbeck (1962), Beckett (1969), Golding (1983), Gordimer (1991), Morrison (1993), Heaney (1995), Pinter (2005), and Lessing (2007).

Most of these can be blamed on the year I had English literature at uni, before taking up library science.

How many have you read?