We'll meet you at the cemetry gates

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Simon Spagnoletti
July 8, 2004 8:32 PM
We'll meet you at the cemetry gates image
We'll meet you at the cemetry gates image

graveNow this strikes us as kind of morose and tacky, but Robert Barrows filed a patent application for a tombstone with built-in touch screen so the dead person can leave a video message for posterity. But do we really want our gravestones to be multimedia entertainment centers? Of course! (What? Fine, just kidding.) At least we'll have to give him the benefit of the doubt that these things are going to be solar powered with solid state electronics—we'd really hate to think of a hard drive crashing during a funeral ceremony, when someone is announcing the punchline to their life. But we'd really love to see what kind of stuff they would install on historic tombstones.

[Via TechDirt]

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