The Boy Who Could Change the World

The Boy Who Could Change the World

The Writings of Aaron Swartz

Book - 2015
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"In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world. Here for the first time in print is revealed the quintessential Aaron Swartz: besides being a technical genius and a passionate activist, he was also an insightful, compelling, and cutting essayist. With a technical understanding of the Internet and of intellectual property law surpassing that of many seasoned professionals, he wrote thoughtfully and humorously about intellectual property, copyright, and the architecture of the Internet. He wrote as well about unexpected topics such as pop culture, politics both electoral and idealistic, dieting, and lifehacking. Including three in-depth and previously unpublished essays about education, governance, and cities,The Boy Who Could Change the World contains the life's work of one of the most original minds of our time."--
Publisher: New York :, The New Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9781620970669
Branch Call Number: 302.231 SWA
Characteristics: vii, 359 pages ; 21 cm


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Jul 16, 2019

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Aug 01, 2015

Why am I so interested in reading this book, besides the contributions by the young and now dead [hounded to death by the US DOJ prosecutors of the Obama administration] Aaron? Because I just heard the US gov't is allowing the extradition of the dentist who killed a lion [and yes, that was horrible] while it disallowed the extradition of Ernesto Zedillo [by the Mexican gov't], the former president who ordered the slaughter of the Zapatistas by the Mexican Army, and ardently pursues the extradition of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange [for questioning on whether a condom was torn during consensual sex?????]. Mr. Swartz had something to say about obscene government working on behalf of Wall Street!
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