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Digital Leftovers

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As good, American consumers we (many of us) go through life 'getting and spending', increasing entropy willy-nilly and sending our detritus off to the land fill.

Now another source of leftovers is being recognized: our digital legacy --- what is left behind when we die and who does (or can do) something about it after we die. It is common place to recognized that indiscrete teen-age postings may follow us for years, but what about other materials: should or will they go to the bit bucket in the sky.

For more background, please see "Things to do in cyberspace when you're dead (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/magazine/09Immortality-t.html)" by Rob Walker in the NY Times magazine for 9 January 2011.

What provisions are you making for yourself and for your organization?
Corollary: Does the ability to forget provide benefits?

Mike Rulison will start this ball rolling; where it goes depends on those who come and participate.

Pizza and beverages (sponsored by Public Information Network, Inc./RTPnet and NTEN) will be served at 6:30 preceding the 7 p.m. program.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/NCTech4Good/events/22451621/ so we'll know how much pizza to bring.