I think about this idea every once in a while. A few years ago I posited that there’d be an emerging demand for a sort of digital mortician, who could help families make decisions about our post-mortem online stuff.
Nora Young at the CBC’s Spark recently completed a very thoughtful interview with Derek that covers this ground. Derek’s been online longer than most of us, and has had recent cause to confront his own mortality. So, he’s thinking about this topic too.
The edited version of the interview will appear on upcoming editions of the show, but you can hear the full version on Spark’s blog.