Protecting Possum Man’s Hard Drive


What do you do with a loved one’s letters, photos, and journals when they pass away?

What about their emails, online accounts, and computer files?

In an essay at Locus Online, Cory Doctorow describes his efforts to preserve the digital effects of a friend who unexpectedly died—and how that process may become standardized in the future.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →