Epitaphs--Or, My Hard Drive Nears the End

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For years now, I've been convinced my hard drive is close to death. Somehow it continues to soldier on day in and day out. But today, my hard drive is being especially noisy. So, of course, I'm already starting to think about a suitable epitaph for my workplace companion.

The epitaph is a note meant to appear on a tombstone. From the Greek, epitaph means "upon a tomb." Since it has to fit on a tombstone, this note is usually brief and often rhymes. Some epitaphs are funny; most are serious. Most try to get the reader thinking about the subject of the tombstone.

Here is the one I have written for my death avoiding hard drive:

After years of rattling like thunder,
you no longer record my blunders.

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