Hu Chuang may have passed away, but his geeky legacy will live on
. After the 26-year-old Chinese man died in the course of sending e-mails to his friends, his family decided to honor him with a tombstone carved in the shape of a computer monitor, which displays his dates of birth and death. Stonemasons also crafted a keyboard, mouse and camera, which sit alongside a photograph of the deceased Chongqing resident.
A friend of the family told the Austrian Times that Chuang's parents have kept their son's e-mail account open, and have asked his friends to continue sending him messages "because, who knows, maybe he can read them on the other side
." We can only hope so.