Sunday, January 13, 2013

In memory of a young genius

Aaron Swartz

I have read some of his articles (for instance on "who writes Wikipedia") and I really like the way he thinks out of the box and questions common assumptions.

In many aspects, he reminds me Evariste Galois, one of my "school times" heroes.

Surely, a rare breed in the IT community, where 99% of the people are just completely passive in front of political issues (well, the same is true for all other professions really, we live in a world were people are increasingly skeptic and uninterested about changing the world).

I hope someone will write a note about me the day I die. I doubt. I am one of the pathetic useless 99%.

Read a very nice memorial here

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