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TOPIC: Do you have a digital estate?

Do you have a digital estate? 17 Jan 2011 11:35 #443

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I've just read "Things to do in cyberspace when you're dead" by Rob Walker in the NY Times Magazine for 9 January 2011.

He spends a fair amount of time on the concept of a digital estate and managers thereof (and there are already businesses offering some of those services).

Then discusses issues surrounding the idea that it is becoming cheaper to just let digital 'stuff' pile up than it is to manage, curate, and delete it.

Finally moves into the metaphysics of life, death and immortality.

At the very least, one may want to provide passwords to one's accounts (of all sorts) to one's executor or to a person you designate as your digital exector, leaving instructions about what you want or do not want done with various 'accounts' or types of accounts.
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