Magazine article New Internationalist

Deathnet: Cyberspace Accommodates the Grim Reaper (in Garden of Remembrance and Coffin Sales)

Magazine article New Internationalist

Deathnet: Cyberspace Accommodates the Grim Reaper (in Garden of Remembrance and Coffin Sales)

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INTERNET SURFERS now have a 'Garden of Remembrance' of their own. Immortalized in cyberspace, their obituary can be kept online for as long as they want and available to be read by anyone in the world with access to a computer and modem. The commemoration can be in a multimedia form, including excerpts from home videos, letters, diaries or their favourite music.

The Internet Garden of Remembrance (http.//www.islandnet.com/-deathnet/garden.html) is the main winner of the Natural Death Centre Awards for 1995. The London-based Centre runs, among other things, a 'Natural Death Salon' where participants can discuss ideas for imaginative funerals, unusual preparations for senility, Living Wills and the like.

Other Award winners include The Box, a collapsible coffin from Zimbabwe. The coffin does not have wooden sides or a wooden top, just a wooden base which folds down into thirds, and a shroud which is attached to the base. …

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