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Aaron Swartz 1986-2013

Yesterday I read of the passing of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide on Friday at just 26 years old. This is a real shame as Aaron has contributed much in his very short life:

And that’s not a complete list.

Unfortunately Aaron has been in trouble with the law of late and faced criminal charges. He also suffered from depression, which is mentioned in this obituary by BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow who was one of his friends.

Aaron Swartz was younger than me when he died and yet achieved so much. May he rest in peace, and may his legacy live on.

This post was edited several times before posting as I kept coming across more and more things that Aaron did.

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