Posted by: DBS on Dec 31, 2010
I purchased the mail and Guardian last week to provide some good newspaper reading during the festive period when, quite frankly, journalism lowers its content to zero.
In it they had the full report card on Government which is always a good read and then a 2010 Obituaries to cover those araound the world who have gone to meet their maker. reading through them, it was not just a list but also had a few words about their achievements, I cam across this little gem.
'James "Jimi" Heselden (62), British entrepreneur who bought the Segway company in 2010, of injuries sustained apparently after falling off a cliff while riding one of the motorised standing scooters'
I would have to nominate that one for a Darwin award.
When the chuckle induced tears subsided I thought about what would I like my obituary, should I be famous enough to make the M&G departed list, to say?
I have still not decided the wording but I did think about some logistical problems associated with an obituary as it is not likely that I will be famous enough for the M&G.
If I would like it to appear on my facebook page or Twitter who would put it on there? At what stage do you entrust someone with your password to enable them to do it?
Do you leave your password in your will? and that poses problems for those of us who do change passwords?
I have no immediate answer but maybe someone could suggest a solution.
Also if you have done a virtual death on Facebook, did you write on your wall your intention to leave and if so for how long did you leave it up their before consigning your profile down the electronic drain hole?