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Terry Pratchet

Discussion in 'TV / Movie Geek' started by amusicsite, 12 Mar 2015.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

  2. Shaun

    Shaun Über Geek

    A fantastic talent and imagination; and what a legacy he leaves behind. I remember listening to him on Radio 4 in 2008 talking about his diagnosis (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00bc2qw).

    He had an interest in computers and was an early user of computers for writing (I'd assumed most writers preferred to write long-hand and transcribe to computer later).

    From Wikipedia:
    A bit of history from 1999 too in an interview carried out by Mike Richardson about Terry's use of the PalmPilot (remember the PalmPilot?!).
  3. I have a friend who is an avid fan of Discworld.

    I'm ashamed to say that I have never read any of Pratchet's books. Perhaps now would be a fitting time to see if I like them!
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  4. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Well-Known Geek

    Sad news indeed, but given his condition and how it affects people probably for the best for both him and his family. It can not have been easy on any of them.

    I've read almost all of the disc world books and love the earlier ones. Sadly his last few I found much harder to read and didn't finish them.
  5. sidevalve

    sidevalve Well-Known Geek

    Very sad - but as he himself said many others suffer with very little support either for themselves or their relatives. Maybe we should stop spending quite so much on developing new [and pretty useless] mobile phones and spend a little more on this type of research
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  6. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Veteran Geek

    I read one or two of his books. I enjoyed them well enough, but somehow they weren't my cup of tea. I knew one or two avid fans, especially during the early 90s.