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19 Sep 2005

Weird Thought

I was just wondering about this… Death When one dies, his material properties are inherited by his successors. That is good. But what happens to his online belongings? Will no one ever open the dead person’s mailbox and it will be shut down one day forever when the user inactivity period is over? His descendants will never get a taste of his mails. But letters (the hard copy ones) are kept with care. In fact, I have a collection of letters, that my late grandpa wrote to me when I was a kid. If I consider my own mailbox, I find that many memorable mails - that my pals wrote to me or I wrote to others - are there that can be cherished from time to time. And what if a blogger dies? His last post won’t read that he is dead. The blog will also gradually die out with the death of its creator.