[Wikimedia-l] Aaron Swartz is dead
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Sat Jan 12 19:37:55 UTC 2013
A few posts if anyone here's not aware of Aaron (see also his Wikipedia
- http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/verysick - Aaron's blog post on himself
- http://lessig.tumblr.com/post/40347463044/prosecutor-as-bully - by
3 days ago
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 5:27 PM, Kat Walsh <kat at mindspillage.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 4:04 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Killed himself.
> > http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html
> > - d.
> Oh, Aaron. I remember meeting him, after reading some of his writing, and
> being surprised to find the person behind the mental voice, introverted and
> thoughtful and a little awkward, in contrast to the boldness of his blog.
> I considered him a friend, though I wish I'd known him better; I remember
> talking to him, often in a smaller gathering of nerds after some conference
> or event, about copyright, the open web, Wikipedia, social structures, and
> usually about some problem or another that existed in the world. And unlike
> almost anyone else, a short time later Aaron would have founded an
> organization or taken on some big project or pulled some crazy stunt to try
> to fix that problem, because that's just what he did. And sometimes he
> What a huge loss.
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