Sunday, August 26, 2012

Obituaries for Fun & Profit
An interesting discussion of obituaries, their history & future. I imagine the Fishwarp could do more but then they'd have to, like, do more. It'd be interesting to see TV & radio get involved but they seem to be too invested in how people died to be interested in how people lived. I guess bloggers could do more & of course, bloggers can write their own. One of the trends in funeral services is computer assisted obituaries that take the input of facts & spit out a semi coherent jabberwock of an obituary as cold, empty and soulless as the corpse it's related to. Not what I want.

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