CNET News.com reports: "William Talcott, a prominent San Francisco poet with dual Irish citizenship, had fans all over the world. But when he died in June of bone marrow cancer, his daughter couldn't notify most of his contacts because his e-mail account--and the online address book he used--was locked up."
This is just one of those things I guess most of us don't think about until its too late. People are storing more and more information electronically, and we are securing it with a password. As we get older, this is just one more thing that we are going to have to start planning for.