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Your Digital Afterlife

Saturday, 2 April 2011

I bought a copy of Your Digital Afterlife as soon as it came out, some weeks ago. Since then, it has been sitting on the bookshelf reproachful and unread — the next worst thing to a stack of ironing. I’ve just made a start. It’s blinking BRILLIANT.

It’s an important area this. Where we once possessed only physical things we now possess a great many digital assets which, when we die, will become inaccessible unless we make arrangements to pass them on.

I’ll write more about this excellent book next week. Until then, savour this fantastic website, DigitalEstateServices.com. I wish I’d been able to recommend it when I met a just-bereaved widow whose husband’s computer carried all his financial records. It was password protected, as, of course, were all his accounts. I dread to think how much she was unable to lay claim to. The good people at DigitalEstateServices.com could have unlocked it all for her.

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2 comments on “Your Digital Afterlife

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  2. Monday 4th April 2011 at 10:04 am

    What a good point you make TFL. And I don’t know. I’ll put out a tweet. If they’re not, they need to. Urgently!

  3. The Funeral Lady

    Monday 4th April 2011 at 10:02 am

    Morning Charles, just ordered The Digital Afterlife from well known online bookseller. Eagerly awaiting its arrival.

    Do you know of any UK companies/individuals offering this sort of service?

    L

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