What's to be done with our bodies after we cash out is a grim thought, sure, but one brother, Sam, came up with a loving tribute: he put the ashes inside of a vintage SPARCstation computer. He also included one of Alan's last thoughts on the front: "Beam me up, Scotty. I'm done here."
It's the kind of geeky homage any of us could be happy with:
I kept the floppy drive cover but for space reasons removed the floppy drive, hard drive, and most of the power supply. I left behind the motherboard and power switch and plugs to keep all openings covered. The case worked quite well at his memorial party.The computer also doubled as an offering box of sorts:
His friends and family were able to leave their final good-byes on post-it notes. Anyone who wanted to keep their words private could just slip their note into the case through the floppy slot. All notes will be sealed in plastic and placed within the case.So, unless the miracles of science manage to turn us all into immortal cyborgs, what kind of computer would you want to serve as your coffin?