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Farewell Pterry

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4 responses

  1. There’s a change.org petition for Death to bring him back. Over 23,000 at present. I think he’d be rather tickled pink that people — fans — are petitioning Death to bring him back. And who knows, maybe he just might. But only if he can extract the dementia and drop it in a bin somewhere.

    https://www.change.org/p/death-bring-back-terry-pratchett

    March 14, 2015 at 19:58

    • I saw the petition, it’s on his wiki’s front page. 😥 I agree, I also think it would amuse him, but definitely only if it was without the dementia!
      Honestly, I love Pratchett fans. All of the reactions I’ve seen on the internet seem to show that we have taken the lessons he taught us about death and legacy to heart. Everybody reacted with dignity and sad acceptance, not the usual ululations you see when a famous person dies.

      March 14, 2015 at 21:03

      • I have just read this on the BBC news site:

        Web servers enrolled in Pratchett tribute

        “In the Discworld novel Going Postal, Sir Terry, who died aged 66 on Thursday, wrote about the way that the murder of an operator of a semaphore tower, John Dearheart, was marked by his colleagues.

        His name was included in admin messages (known as overhead) sent around the semaphore or “clacks”, network prefixed with three control characters, GNU, that kept it circulating forever.

        In a similar way, many net server and website administrators are adding the text “X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett” to the headers their machines share with every computer that requests web pages from them.

        Headers give web-browsing programs valuable information about the data they are about to be sent but are generally not seen when people visit a site.

        An extension for the Chrome browser has been made that can spot when people visit a site taking part in the tribute.”

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31907768

        March 16, 2015 at 22:14

      • Aw, that’s perfect! ❤
        A man is not dead while his name is still spoken.

        March 17, 2015 at 20:12

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