“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.”
I have been a fan of Terry Pratchett and his books, particularly the Discworld series for many years. I have collected his books, mainly from little 2nd hand book shops and charity shops, and only have a few titles from the Discworld Series yet to collect. His words mean a great deal to me, and I can read my favourite books over and over, they are dear friends to me.
The announcement of his death was incredibly sad to me, and I shed more than a few tears, as his characters, ideas and words are so powerful. It is incredibly sad to know there will be know more wisdom from this genius mind.
However, the outpouring that this invoked, the masses of messages on social media, quotes popping up all over the place, has been fantastic. I never knew so many of my friends were also fans, until dedications and quotes popped up on their profiles. It shows the sheer power of his words, that they touched and meant so much to so many.
Then I discovered “GNU Terry Pratchett”. The plan is to keep Terry Pratchett’s name running through the internet, as John Dearheart’s did on the clacks. This struck a chord with me, so I’ve now added the wordpress plugin to my site!
So Terry Pratchett’s name now runs through the code of this website 🙂
There is an article that explains it better http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/11474455/Terry-Pratchett-will-live-on-in-the-clacks-thanks-to-fans-programming-code.html
There is a link to details about the wordpress plugin in the article, or search your wordpress plugins for “GNU Terry Pratchett”. the article also gives detail and links on how to add code to other types of website.
Feel free to pop your own comments, tributes, favourite books, characters or quotes below.
GNU Terry Pratchett