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
On 6/29/08, email@example.com <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
>> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] 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
> 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
>> no longer pay the hosting bill, what options are available?
>> Wayback Machine at archive.org doesn't catch everything and it
>> 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 archive.org 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
>> which has preserved them to some degree, although some of the
>> books are scarce collectors' items, unavailable from libraries
>> 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
> 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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