Discovering Swatz: A personal tribute

From Black Looks Mon Jan 14 2013, 01:53:41

  I live in Nigeria, but Aaron Swatz's death holds a deep meaning for me. His short life. His suicide. Being a commons man. Being a programmer by profession and an activist by calling. There are many of us around the world who won't understand why taking his life was a permanent alternative to decades in jail and $1m in fines. [...]

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