On 2012-02-15 10:56, stakanov wrote:
> There are a few considerations but, think of it, they really apply to
> who is left.
My relatives or close friend may care very little about Linux online forums
And if they care about my request, they would know not how to contact.
> But then what made me think was the sentence you said… new times
> need new laws and systems. I had an African colleague that was 20 years
> younger than me. I was averted of her death by her friends (and whom I
> did not know personally) who apparently still did find my email-address
> in her program.
And they contacted you? That was nice.
> What is really different these days is that
> a) you have friends all over the world, real friends, not fake online
> ones that couldn’t care less (who has 2500 online friends after half a
> year may be IMO much more lonely and empty than somebody who has 15
> after 5 years). So these physical, real friendships, people that care
> about you, have no possibility to read the local newspaper to find out
> that you did die.
> b)Maybe they even do not know so much each other in between each other.
> So an informal network as well as a formal one might not work. In these
> cases an official register page on the Internet of deceases might be
> c) I am speaking a whole lot of languages. But many of my friends
> within these language barriers do not. How could they understand an
> advertisement even on the net if they wouldn’t understand the language.
> This however brings forward all new problematics. How to avoid that
> people “declare” an enemy for dead as a bad hoax or as an act of
> world. A private one? Forget it. The important questions are bound to
> legal status that are directly touching official duties. So IMO such an
> official register (that must be easily researchable and with an official
> verifiable responsible administrative postal address) must be of the
> And then, why should it be made easy? It is supposed if you are really
> interested in a person, now matter how, you will find out what happened
> to her/him. If not, you won’t and it will be fine that way either,
> wouldn’t it?
If you know the real name, probably…
> But 90% of the other aspects are not of real importance in my view.
> Crypt your personal data on the cloud, this is another argument for it.
> And let’s not forget that we are not sooooo important. World keep on
> turning I guess.
Indeed, one way or another it turns.
> I have to say that this is to some extend a quite macabre thread.
No, it is a life subject…
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)