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  • Aaron Swartz: martyr or meme?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 4, 2013 | 3:10 pm

    When programmer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz killed himself on January 11, the outpouring of grief from those who knew him and appreciated his work was immediate and intense.

    Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor who befriended Swartz years before his suicide, wrote that...

  • Aaron Swartz: martyr or mascot?

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 30, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    Anyone just tuning in to the sensation created by Aaron Swartz’s death might easily think he’s the Internet’s Joan of Arc.

    Last month, the 26-year-old prodigy programmer, activist and blogger hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment. He was a “wizardly” figure, according to The...

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