No backups here

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The manager of Terry Pratchett’s estate says he’s honoured the late fantasy author’s wishes by destroying a hard drive containing his unpublished works with a steamroller.

Rob Wilkins posted a picture of himself near a steamroller and tweeted: “About to fulfil my obligation to Terry.” More at cbcnews.

Thanks yet again to Bob!

One thought on “No backups here

  1. Loved his world building, his cleverness and his strong sense of humanity – I think he outshone Douglas in almost all of those, and that’s saying a lot.

    His later works, you could definitely tell his mind wasn’t letting him be as tight as they might’ve been. But if you want to cry some worthy tears, read Granny Weatherwax’s dialog with Death, and think about Pratchett’s own plans for bravely stopping his slide into losing all his mental facilities:

    I am enjoying my life to the full, and hope to continue for quite some time. But I also intend, before the endgame looms, to die sitting in a chair in my own garden with a glass of brandy in my hand and Thomas Tallis on the iPod – the latter because Thomas’s music could lift even an atheist a little bit closer to Heaven – and perhaps a second brandy if there is time.

    Oh, and since this is England I had better add: ‘If wet, in the library.’

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