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Gathering Story Bits

2013-01-13 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as linkages
These are some bits collected from around the Internet on 12 January 2013 relative to the death of Aaron Swartz.

Aaron Swartz, Coder and Activist, Dead at 26 | Threat Level | Wired.com
We often say, upon the passing of a friend or loved one, that the world is a poorer place for the loss. But with the untimely death of programmer and activist Aaron Swartz, this isn't just a sentiment; it's literally true. Worthy, important causes will surface without a champion equal to their measure. Technological problems will go unsolved, or be solved a little less brilliantly than they might have been. And that's just what we know. The world is robbed of a half-century of all the things we can't even imagine Aaron would have accomplished with the remainder of his life.
Aaron Swartz - James Fallows - The Atlantic
An influential and gifted technology figure dies at age 26.
Althouse: "Prosecutor as bully."
Althouse: "Reddit, Creative Commons and Demand Progress co-founder Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York City on Friday, Jan. 11."
Daring Fireball Linked List: Lawrence Lessig on Aaron Swartz
Daring Fireball Linked List: 'Unsolved Forever'
Farewell to Aaron Swartz, an extraordinary hacker and activist | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Hacker and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz dies | The Verge
Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old who helped build internet institutions like Reddit and Creative Commons, committed suicide in New York yesterday. The news was confirmed by MIT newspaper The Tech,...
Internet activist, programmer Aaron Swartz dead at 26 | Reuters
(Reuters) - Internet activist and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and later played a key role in stopping an online piracy bill in Congress,
johnsu01: Aaron Swartz
Aaron was an inspiration to me personally, politically, and professionally ever since we met (ice cream and word games with a small group in a bank vault at Herrell's in Harvard Square) several years ago. I don't understand how things got to this point, but I know I'm angry along with Lessig. I'm…
Lessig Blog, v2 -- Prosecutor as bully
Prosecutor as bully (Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every mixed emotion needs to find voice.) Since his arresting the early morning of January 11, 2011 — two...
Online activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide, relative says - CNN.com
Aaron Swartz, an Internet savant who at a young age shaped the online era by co-developing RSS and Reddit and became a digital activist, has committed suicide.
Reddit Co-founder Meets Tragic End | FOX8.com – Cleveland news & weather from WJW Television FOX 8
By David Ariosto, CNNNEW YORK (CNN) -- Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who co-founded Reddit and co-wrote the initial specification for RSS, has committed suicide, a relative told CNN Saturday. He was 26.
RIP, Aaron Swartz - Boing Boing
Web Mourns Internet Activist Aaron Swartz, 26 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
Swartz commits suicide exactly two years after his arrest for downloading 4.8 million academic articles via MIT.