Signal this to all towers, not logged.

He’d never have wanted to go home. He was a real linesman. His name is in the code, in the wind in the rigging and the shutters. Haven’t you ever heard the saying “A man’s not dead while his name is still spoken?”

— Sir Terry Prachett’s Disworld novel, “Going Postal”’s web site carries a message in its page headers. The message is this:

<meta http-equiv=”X-Clacks-Overhead” content=”GNU Terry Pratchett” />

Every time you visit, his name is sent out over the clacks, travelling invisibly from destination to destination. His name is in the code.

Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on this day in 2015 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, which Sir Terry named “The Embuggerance”.

Sir Terry was the author of more than 40 books in the Discworld series. Much beloved by the fans, he created an entire universe that we could live in and play in when life gets too crazy not to just give in and enjoy the crazy for a while.

So long as we remember Sir Terry Pratchett, Death can’t have him.

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