I’ve spent much of the past 24 hours reading remembrances of Aaron Swartz as well as a wide selection of his own writing.
We’ve lost an important voice. Not only was he uniquely able to wrap his head around the vast complexity of the emerging digital landscape, Aaron Swartz was generous and brave. He threatened the keepers of the status quo and paid the ultimate price.
Depending on how history turns out, Aaron Swartz may be the first hero of our future age.
For people not familiar with Aaron or the brilliance of his expansive mind I’ve assembled a collection of writings by and about Aaron Swartz.