Regarding Aaron Swartz

Confession: I didn’t know anything about him until he took his own life on Friday.

But I did know about a few of the things he founded and fought for, and I’m sad that he appears to have been yet another victim of large corporations and government departments at their worst.

Hopefully this opportunity to make mental health a higher priority – especially among nerds – isn’t lost in all the other debriefing that’s happening right now.

If you don’t know who or what I’m talking about, this is the best tribute I’ve read so far. (via Daring Fireball)

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