Aaron Swartz Day

I had forgotten how early in the year the anniversary of Aaron Swartz‘s death comes. As we begin to lose the elders of the earliest Web, I can’t forget the cruelty with which overambitious politically-motivated prosecutors crushed his spirit; his voice and insight would be a precious support among digital humanists, humane digerati, and against the hypercorporate use of technology to multiply the wealth of the billionaire caste.


I ran two miles, fruit and coffee breakfast; will clean up, go to Morning Prayer, head in to Oxford to lead a teaching session on how best to approach leading a tutorial, lunch, then an examiners’ meeting (have I ever mentioned that I hate marking?).

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