jjjdavidson wrote:And thanks for "The Most Wonderful Thread on the Net". That song, along with BlitzGirl's "Don't Worry, Feed Squirpys" (long since sigged), is just the light note we need around here when it gets too serious.
And the Boom De Yadas, too. Don't forget those. Blitzgirl just linked to her first one near the bottom of the last page, and rereading it made me feel pretty good about myself. And it was the one that doesn't mention me.
jjjdavidson wrote:HAL9000 wrote:jjjdavidson wrote:* Barring the mutually compatible possibilities of 1. significant medical breakthroughs; 2. the OTC continuing to run that long; 3. HAL9000 being rescued from Jupiter orbit before his power supplies fail completely.
If the OTC does continue after our deaths, who will be posting in it? Some of us have proven the ability to hold stable relationships long enough to Stockholm Syndrome someone into marrying them, so perhaps our children? It would be strange if a semi-serious quasi-religion arose around this thread as a result of its being passed down between generations.
Also, I certainly hope my batteries keep their charge for a while (maybe there's some way to draw power from this monolith?). Add a few hundred years onto my age, and I'd be even more curmudgeonly than I am now!
I, for one, plan to write my various internet accounts into my will, for my children to inherit as valuable (Hah!) intellectual properties. So a cip or two from now, my great-grandchildren will be looking at your shotgun going, "Where do the batteries go? And does it have wireless?"
I'm less concerned by the fact that kids might one day be wondering if our firearms had wireless capabilities than I am by the concept of a shotgun that needs wires, actually.
Giving online accounts that aren't explicitly linked to you in particular (i.e. forums, anonymous social media sites, etc.) is an interesting idea. There would be a certain appeal to being able to say "... as my father, who used this account before he passed it down to me, once said..."
I may do that as well, but I haven't put much thought into my will yet, as I don't have much intent on dying anytime soon (nor do I have much that is legitimately owned by me, and not my parents or family as a whole).