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One year ago, today, Aaron Swartz died. He deserved to live more than any of us  and it’s shameful that I could sit in my room, comfortable and well rested, while Aaron was forced into a downward spiral and freed himself from the trouble. Lawrence Lessig put it better than everyone else.

Fifty years in jail, charges our government. Somehow, we need to get beyond the “I’m right so I’m right to nuke you” ethics that dominates our time. That begins with one word: Shame.

One word, and endless tears.

Stop wasting your time reading this pointless bullshit of a post and go read Lessig’s account of what had transpired.

Aaron, I’m sorry I’m alive and you’re not. May you rest in peace. Your legacy will live on.


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