Going ‘offline’ and staying online

Photo courtesy of
‘R.I.P., Angela Kleis’
courtesy of ‘philliefan99’

We found out about our old friend Doug’s passing a few weeks ago and it prompted me to go looking through some of his old writings on his website, LoadAverageZero. Front and center at the top of the page is a message that says

On April 28, 2009 Doug Clifton passed away due to health problems. As his close friend and protégé, I am going to keep his site, visions, and programming ideals alive. Steve Perjesi

Coincidentally, NPR ran a story on the 11th about a person’s online legacy after they die, as well as some of the challenges and solutions surrounding the issue. It’s an interesting listen.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


One thought on “Going ‘offline’ and staying online

  1. In the internet age, your online life’s details should be treated as seriously as your physical life’s important information: social security number, banks account numbers, etc.

    We blogged about this issue yesterday at http://www.bnetsavvy.org, it’s a web site that teaches adults how to be “net savvy” before their kids do and advocates for responsible online behavior.

    Thanks for bringing up this issue, hope it makes an impact on your audience.