Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Most likely you've already heard about shooting at Virginia Tech University, where Cho Seung-hui, a 23-year-old student of South-Korean origin has killed more than 30 people. Today, more news about the story emerged including information about one Indonesian who has been killed during the shooting, that is Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan. In less than 2 weeks, on April 26th, it would have been his 35th birthday.

One of the interesting aspects of Internet is that it is a memorial for those who died, permanently storing information on various pages, web-archives, forums etc. One of such examples is the master's thesis prepared by Partahi. It's sad to see such a briliant person dying in such a terrible tragedy. Partahi's knowledge could potentialy save thousands of lives in earthquake disasters and sadly his life was brutally ended.

I'm glad to see CNN publishing a special page in the honour of Mora Lumbantoruan and other VT shooting victims. Let this message spread over the Internet.

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