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Life, Death, and Your Digital Afterlife
The Verge (via RCP) ^ | July 11, 2012 | Maria Bustillos

Posted on 07/12/2012 12:42:58 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot

(snip) "What is it?" I said, laughing too, just contagiously.

"Oh — oh, your father was called to jury duty, and I sent the form back saying 'deceased'..."

"Yeah?"

"And they wrote him back."

"What?!"

"It says, 'Your excuse has been accepted.'"

The machinery of human affairs churns blindly on and on, no matter what, ... The system, the bureaucracy, the forms to fill out. The alarm clock rings, appointments to keep. The crazy futility of it all is a little bit sad, too, the way perhaps all truly hilarious things have to be.

That Kafkaesque sensation of tragicomic futility has now acquired a new and larger dimension of weirdness, because the seeming permanence of the Internet is so crisply, coldly digital, and therefore so entirely at odds with the messiness of real life. You might say that human beings are analog creatures with certain digital tendencies, and that the digital and analog parts of our nature are inevitably at war with one another. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at theverge.com ...


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1 posted on 07/12/2012 12:43:06 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot
My cable provider dropped Fox News a couple weeks back, I tried to convert to Dish, but couldn't because I'm dead.

*sigh*

2 posted on 07/12/2012 1:24:06 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1268 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void
Lol. So what is it like on the other side?
3 posted on 07/12/2012 1:30:05 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; ...

RIMMER: Death? It’s like being on holiday with a group of Germans.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 1:48:55 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1268 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void

Chemo is too


5 posted on 07/12/2012 3:25:33 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (government health officials seem to have the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.)
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To: Shimmer1

eep!


6 posted on 07/12/2012 3:40:34 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1268 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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