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Re: CHAT: facing your own mortality (as a conlanger)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, June 30, 2008, 0:10
Hey, now.  As a fellow atheist, I resent the implication that we don't
care what happens after we're gone.  That's a very selfish attitude to
take.  Just because I won't be around to observe the fate of my
family, descendants, and planet, that means I should care less about
it? Poppycock.

On 6/29/08, <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
>> [] On Behalf Of Rick Harrison > >> ... >> >> If you have a personal language that you've never revealed to >> anyone else, for example: would you want to write a > description of >> the language ahead of time, and make arrangements to have it >> published after passing away? How would you make such > arrangements? > > I suppose you could have a will that leaves a small trust fund > to cover the costs of publishing it on the web. Written > publication could become very expensive though so probably not > worthwhile without some big bucks. Of course you'd need and > executor who's capable and trustworthy to carry out your wished. > >> If you have web pages that you want to stay online after you > can >> no longer pay the hosting bill, what options are available? > The >> Wayback Machine at doesn't catch everything and it > might >> not be around forever. > > That would be the point of the trust fund. How long would > basically mean how much you leave behind. There are hosts that > can run as little as $100/year. It's just a matter of having > someone else to keep the site maintained. > > I know won't be carrying on my sites. I had to > threaten them with a copyright lawsuit to get them to take my > domain down. The point was that I don't want obsolete > information being posted. > > >> The conlangers of ancient times published their ideas in > books, >> which has preserved them to some degree, although some of the > old >> books are scarce collectors' items, unavailable from libraries > and >> never webified. > > And for all we know there are many who never wrote anything and > their ideas are long forgotten. > > >> Is it arrogant to want some of your ideas to live on after you > die? > > Well, now you're getting philosophical. As an atheist, I could > care less what happens after I cease to exist, and it's the > quality of the existence that matters more than the duration. >
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