Patrick died today due to what I think were respiratory complications. Â He was my nephew, my brother and his wife’s son, my father and mother’s grandchild. Â It was like five people had died. Â This was communicated to me over gChat at around 2am. Â His birth announcement was made to me via text message and his updates came as Facebook posts and emails. Â His was a life that was communicated to me almost entirely in electronic text.