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I survived school history despite the best efforts of the education system to bore me to death. Many years later, I discovered Treaties, dates, the movement of nations, are mere context. The fascination is in the details.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Genealogists take note - In future, when this nifty gadget hits the market, your research will become much more entertaining.
From Wellington's Dominion Post:

An American company reportedly plans hi-tech tombstones with embedded flat screen monitors to allow visitors to play videos of the deceased. Joe Joachim, who says he wants to be the Walt Disney of the funeral business, plans to unveil the Vidstone at a funeral directors convention in Chicago in October. The solar-powered Vidstone will play a memorial video at the touch of a button. It will not have speakers, but will have a jack for headphones.

The Walt Disney of the funeral business? Way to go Joe! It's good to know people in your line of work have such a well developed sense of dignity and decorum. Should sell by the truckload in Hollywood.


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