Obituaries

One of the things that I am noticing more and more of in the blog world are Obituaries.

Jerry did one last week for Syd Hoff.

Closer to home, I did one back in February for my grandmother.

When i visit the Key People page at Blogpulse, the top “bursty” names are almost always people who’ve recently died.

Last week it was Tony Randall.

Today it is Richard Biggs, who played Dr. Stephen Franklin on a show called Babylon 5. I’ve never seen that show or heard of Richard Biggs, but nonetheless I am sorry to hear of his passing.

I think someone could do something great with this. Why is it that the New York Times is the paper of record when someone important dies? The web could do a tribute infinitely better with hundreds or even thousands of tributes being published every day. Something to think about.