I had my old Palm Pilot (Disky called it “That which beeps”) and it still works. Anyhow I just use it as an alarm clock these days. Except it work me up a half hour early today. I was wondering why it was all dark.
Today marks 2 years since There was closed and one of the saddest days in my life. I was so busy working on projects right up to that final hour that it was not until around 11pm on March 9th 2010 that it even really sunk in, althought there was this odd moment when I realized that the amount of digital tape I had on hand would outlast the end of the world earlier in the evening, or that final hoverboat ride with my freinds. I guess if I had let it sink in I would not have gotten anything done.
It was so sad how this event shattered and fragmented the Thereian community. Some understood, some did not, and others will never forgive or forget. I wish my friends would all just come back home. Probably not best to dwell on the past too much.
Still plenty to look forward to now and as the years go by today will eventually be just another date on the calendar.
Here are two images of my final seconds of virtual life at 11:58pm on March 9th 2010. I went out at a traditional ‘end of there as we know it” party at the Aero Longue.
I had a second machine attached to the video camera, and when there shut down two minutes early I was cought by surprise, but it took a second longer to boot the old slow machine with the camera. The image froze but stayed in place just long enough for me to grab this final snapshot of the very last of my There life.
How did you spend your final There 1 moments?