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Aaron Swartz, RIP

I mentioned this in the comments on Alex’s post on the David Gregory thing, but it’s worth a post on its own. Aaron Swartz, who helped invent the RSS at age 14, founded Reddit and played a key role in the COICA/SOPA/PIPA fight, committed suicide this weekend:

He was a Harvard University fellow studying ethics when he was charged in 2011 with stealing nearly 5 million articles from a computer archive at the Massachusetts Institute

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