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.
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