Whoops

My colleague, Ian Ferguson, just had the somewhat unique experience of reading his own obituary. I’m sure the Leading Edge will be rather embarassed when they figure it out. In the meantime, I can reassure anyone who knows Ian that if he’s dead, he’s doing a remarkable job of not showing it. I think a dryly witty letter to the editor would be called for — I’ll pass on any good suggestions to Ian.

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2 comments so far

  1. John Vidale on

    What led to the obituary? A prank or someone else with the same name dying? Slightly jarring that he was born in the same year as I was, yet they found the report plausible enough to print.

  2. Andrew Frederiksen on

    I haven’t heard an explanation yet. Ian did update his entry in their membership database a bit before (he got promoted), so perhaps that got screwed up somehow.
    In any case, he seemed more amused than disturbed.


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