12-14-2007, 06:58 AM
One of geekdom's most popular authors, Terry Pratchett, has announced that he has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7141458.stm). The OBE-winning author of the Discworld fantasy series made the original announcement (http://www.paulkidby.com/news/index.html) on the website of Discworld illustrator Paul Kidby. Pratchett remains optimistic: "I would just like to draw attention to everyone reading the above that this should be interpreted as 'I am not dead'. I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as will everybody else. For me, this maybe further off than you think - it's too soon to tell."