It had to happen, eventually. A NSW court has upheld a will written in Word on a notebook computer. The slowly but surely creeping impacts of digital technology are making an impression on how we write our instructions for the time when death comes knocking. Not common yet, but a precedent has been set.
Rachel Olding, (SMH, 26 July 14) writes: ‘Wills composed on computers, smartphones and even webcams are being accepted by courts as valid documents as the digital age throws up new dilemmas about making one’s final wishes. Digital natives don’t only live by the computer, they die by the computer too. An increasing number of disputes are heading to court involving informal wills left on digital devices.’
Read the full story here: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/being-of-sound-mind-and-pixels-wills-in-the-digital-age-20140725-zwokc.html