Catching up on what was on the blogs last night I found it very sad to read about Elizabeth Maginnis' untimely passing. It's clear from her colleagues' comments that this was a shock to all so it's very sad to see.
I have left the link up to Elizabeth's blog and, having clicked it, it was unfortunate to see that as recently as the 3rd of Sept the Labour councillor seemed in very good health.
I do hope this isn't insensitive but my thoughts stretched further than this sad news into wondering how likely it is that websites can be closed down in instances where people pass away unexpectedly. Websites like Facebook and Bebo spring to mind and I wonder if it's a good thing or a bad thing to have a life laid bare on the web even after that life has passed on.
In time, will the Scottish blogosphere eerily have spaces where the last post states "I woke up with a sore head this morning" or "I think I will get that rash checked after all"? The internet is still very much in its infancy and I suspect there are some dilemmas, ethical or otherwise, that still need to be addressed in due course.
But this is mere day-dreaming, the real bottom line here and now is, Edinburgh lost a great servant over the weekend and hopefully family and friends are coping as best they can.