Wednesday, February 4, 2009


An original Edison light bulb from 1879 from T...Image via Wikipedia

It's 13 years to the day since my father died, and I just plugged in a Yarzheit light bulb. A light bulb is hardly new technology, yet if you look at how many thousands of years Jews have been remembering their dead by lighting a candle, it is new. My father would have been delighted at the changes in technology we've seen in the last 13 years. He was an early adapter to the new technologies of his time: cell phones, home computers, e-mail. So he'd love today's technology. He'd have a website and a blog, and post pictures of his grandchildren. He'd have RSS feeds of his favorite sites and journals. He'd network with his remaining buddies from his WWII pre-meteorology unit. He'd use listserves and video chats and social networking to arrange the next Berkson reunion. He'd twitter updates all day long. You'd find him at #MyronEBerksonMD and you'd follow him. Anywhere.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful way to think of, and remember you dad. May today be a day of loving memory. Mom's and my thoughts are with you.