Dust to digital dust

Before the internet, dying was a simple business. What you said, wrote, created in your lifetime lived on in people’s memories, passed down the generations and turned to myth. And sometimes these had more tangible manifestations, in letters, books, works of art, buildings and of course children. Nowadays more and more of us have digital […]

With Facebook friends like these

Someone once asked “If you died, how many of your Facebook friends would come to your funeral?” Rather morbid, but they had a point. I said “How would they know I’d died? I wouldn’t be able to update my status. Talking about this – on Facebook – with a friend recently. They added: Yes, I’ve […]

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