Why Aaron Swartz's Ideas Matter

Will Knight, MIT Technology Review, Jan 14, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I don't want to write a long post about Aaron Swartz, because that's been done already by a bunch of people who actually knew him, but his career and mine intersected one or twice and I always recognized him as a brilliant and generous contributor to our field. His suicide is a tragedy and a loss and touches close to home to many of us. Here's the coverage, for the record:

And... that's it. Nothing but silence to follow, in what should have been ongoing coverage of an extraordinary life.

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