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.


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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