Talk about loss — a loss of someone who was beloved as a human being, a generation loss (exactly how many changes could he have nudged along if he had lived?), and a cyberspace loss. Websites are filled with remembrances of Aaron Swartz, who we learned committed suicide weeks before going on trial in what is considered a highly controversial case that Swartz’s friends and relatives believe was overkilled — and killed him.
Many websites are now running this video of Swartz, which reminds us of the kind of person we’ve lost. It’s title on You Tube: “F2C2012: Aaron Swartz keynote – “How we stopped SOPA”