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The Big Log Off
by possibly noteworthy at 7:34 am EST, Feb 12, 2008

Where do computer files go when you die?

A couple of months ago, I was in the middle of one of those grand reveries we all indulge in every so often: I was imagining my funeral. After pondering the finer details (finger food or steam tables, Metallica or Elgar), I started debating what I should leave to various people. I was mentally moving through my house and dispensing items when I arrived at my basement office.

Egad! What about my computer? My whole life is in the thing, and I’d never considered what to do with it.

The Big Log Off
by k at 4:17 pm EST, Feb 13, 2008

“This really strikes out into a new area,” he said, sounding chirpier. “People could prepare to leave behind a lot of their records in a My-Space format, prepaid perhaps, so they could stay online forever and others could go back and see what they were all about . . . It’s probably a good business opportunity.” I ought to hang up now and get myself a lawyer, I thought. But Steve was probably emailing his Apple geeks as we spoke, and he’d be taking advance orders for iDead by sundown.

Didn't Virgil propose this?

Also, LOL iDead.

The Walrus - Technology - The Big Log Off
by Decius at 8:28 am EDT, Apr 3, 2008

Where do computer files go when you die?

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