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  • omg

    http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/01/13/us/13swatzimage1/13swatzimage1-articleLarge.jpg

    Aaron Swartz, Precocious Programmer and Internet Activist, Dies at 26
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/1…

    Jan 12, 13, 11:42 a.m. – Permalink
  • detritus

    From: Tim Berners-Lee <>
    Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:06:05 -0500
    To: SW-forum Web <>, TAG List <>
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    Aaron is dead.

    Wanderers in this crazy world,
    we have lost a mentor, a wise elder.

    Hackers for right, we are one down,
    we have lost one of our own.

    Nurtures, careers, listeners, feeders,
    parents all,
    we have lost a child.

    Let us all weep.

    timbl

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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 11:43 a.m. – Permalink
  • zaq

    His post:

    http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/cont…

    • "I ask that the contents of all my hard drives be made publicly available." So cool.nb
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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 11:56 a.m. – Permalink
  • sublocked

    I didn't realize who this guy was until today. Very accomplished at a young age. Sucks that sometimes our most talented are the most troubled.

    • troubled,, ya by the government and those who feared a free exchange of ideas.
      AK_tiv47
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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 12:03 p.m. – Permalink
  • sea_sea

    I agree with sublocked, very sad. Rest in peace.

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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 12:05 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    Very sad, and ridiculous the charges that were brought against him.

    35 years and a million dollars for downloading some documents??

    Criminals often only get a few years for killing someone FFS..

    • And bankers get nothing for bringing down the economy. Sigh.colab
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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 12:11 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    His website: http://www.aaronsw.com/

    • Nevermind..haha timelineukit21/2
      The guy accomplished more in 26 years than most do in 80ukit22/2
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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 12:14 p.m. – Permalink
  • lowimpakt

    such a shame.

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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 12:23 p.m. – Permalink
  • fredddddd

    How worked on RSS at 14?

    I never understand how people do things that young.

    • disciplined, thank the parents
      probably why he hung himself too though
      moldero
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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 12:31 p.m. – Permalink
  • utopian

    Don't try suicide. Nobody cares.

    • I dont know. to many controversial peoples going lately.yurimon
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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 1:51 p.m. – Permalink
  • ernexbcn

    RIP, this guy was a genius and good man.

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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 6:30 p.m. – Permalink
  • dobre

    Shame he wasted it :( He coul've been great.
    Sometimes I dont understand how can people get so weak. I know life hard for some but it'll end eventually so no need to fast forward.

    • Well said, I never looked at it like that. You should talk to depressed people, you're a genius. They need upig
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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 6:37 p.m. – Permalink
  • sea_sea

    interesting article. already the conspiracy theories.

    "Visionary internet activist Aaron Swartz found dead; was this brilliant internet revolutionary 'taken out?'"
    more: http://www.naturalnews.com/03865…

    • Hmm some ppl who did Ilya Zhitomirskiy?dobre1/3
      *samedobre2/3
      that site is bonkers :)Weyland3/3
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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 9:38 p.m. – Permalink
  • plash

    also listed as co-founding reddit.
    here's an interesting 2007 interview.
    http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2…
    and his /user account. http://www.reddit.com/user/Aaron…

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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 9:58 p.m. – Permalink
  • omg

    Official Statement from the family and partner of Aaron Swartz
    http://rememberaaronsw.tumblr.co…

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    Dog-earJan 12, 13, 11:36 p.m. – Permalink
  • fredddddd

    Partner:

    http://rootscamp.neworganizing.com/media/awardnominees/IMG_8615.jpg

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    Dog-earJan 13, 13, 1:57 a.m. – Permalink
  • monkeyshine

    Great post from Danah Boyd about Aaron.
    http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts…

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    Dog-earJan 13, 13, 4:35 p.m. – Permalink
  • utopian

    Aaron Swartz, a 24-year-old programmer and online political activist, was indicted Tuesday in Boston on charges that he stole over four million documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and JSTOR, an archive of scientific journals and academic papers.

    The charges were filed by the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Carmen M. Ortiz, and could result in up to 35 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

    In a press release, Ms. Ortiz's office said that Mr. Swartz broke into a restricted area of M.I.T. and entered a computer wiring closet. Mr. Swartz apparently then accessed the M.I.T. computer network and stole millions of documents from JSTOR.

    http://kottke.org/11/07/aaron-sw…

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    Dog-earJan 13, 13, 5:12 p.m. – Permalink
  • vaxorcist

    the Aaron Swartz / JSTOR and MIT story is far more complicated than that, especially as BOTH JSTOR and MIT have essentially forgiven Aaron once they researched it all.... but the vendetta of Ortiz is profound, and hopefully this will be seen as an example of how prosecuter overkill is exactly that....

    • yes, way overreaching by govt. Read the Boyd post to understand what's happening here.monkeyshine
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    Dog-earJan 13, 13, 6:08 p.m. – Permalink
  • albums

    How can you have compassion for someone that committed suicide?

    Feeling sorry for a situation he got himself into, this was his choice?

    • He was hounded by a Kafkaesque bullyish system threatening with absurdly disproportionate punishment.shaft
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    Dog-earJan 13, 13, 7:38 p.m. – Permalink
  • uan

    http://particl3.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/HACKED-BY-ANONYMOUS-TRIBUTE-TO-AARON-SWARTZ.png

    MIT-sites hacked in tribute to Aaron Swartz.
    http://particl3.com/news-mits-we…

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    Dog-earJan 13, 13, 9:16 p.m. – Permalink

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