Tag: Aaron Swartz

Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of […]

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It’s odd to read about the very unfortunate passing of a young man who has literally changed the face of the internet and free culture. Aaron Swartz, a young man at the age of 26, committed suicide in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday. I didn’t know him personally but a lot of what he invented, […]