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Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

Aub the IT Bloke

I have to admit to being deeply saddened by the loss of Pterry, I have every book, quite a few of them in pristine unsigned hardback, and they've been the only thing I have actually wanted for birthdays and Christmas for years, the Mrs will be at a loss.

Now (to go for a tech angle) I'm sure I'm not alone in this but for the last 20 years I have been naming computers after the characters from Discworld, both at home and at work. There is such a rich variety of characters that you can always find something that is appropriate. My personal favourites include :-

Rincewind - bit of a crap server but ran for ever.

Twoflower - my laptop that travelled the world with us.

Luggage - NAS filer that stored everything but you were never quite sure if it was going to eat a disk.

Now modern standardised naming conventions have taken over at work I wonder how long the likes of these will last. I think we should all try to make sure there's at least one representative of Discworld on every LAN, in honour of the man that made it all possible.

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