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New Re: Aaron Swartz has died at 26.
His (Boing Boing) ~22 min video-report on the 'IMPOSSIBLE!" dismantling of the SOAP atrocity, here:
http://boingboing.ne...aaron-swartz.html

demonstrates [almost 'live'] enough about the speaker, his POV and manifest communication skills--even on a first acquaintance
--to gauge what a fine mind we all have lost.
The other encomia underscore how multiple were his talents, while it is clear that DoJ still hires modern-day Javerts: to "drop the atom bomb on Luxembourg".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javert

Throw in Lessig's characterization of a livid Senator, salivating at the prospect of ~~ nailing those web-brats who make fun of the incompetence and impotence of Himself and cohorts:
Maybe the best that the still-living can build from this loss and (merely latest example of) the National incompetence and incoherence:
is that vigilance next shall be even larger than that which killed that bill, because we Know that Reactionary forces have never been larger or more determined.

If he needs to be made a Martyr? Fair enough, if that icon will keep people Off Their Asses when Congress tries to reword and pass: Version Two.

Meanwhile ... may that Prosecutor become as universally despised as is His Javert 'icon' already, for every good reason.
New A call to remove Javert from him position
https://petitions.wh...n-swartz/RQNrG1Ck

Also, this is apparently not this particular Javert's first foray into causing young hackers to commit suicide: http://www.buzzfeed....nked-to-another-h
-Mike

@MikeVitale42

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin, 1759 Historical Review of Pennsylvania
     Aaron Swartz has died at 26. - (Another Scott) - (13)
         Fallows has more on why he was important. - (Another Scott) - (2)
             Lessig: Prosecutor as bully - (Another Scott) - (1)
                 afaict justice is pretty much dead these latter days. -NT - (jake123)
         He was not only an internet pioneer... - (mvitale)
         Re: Aaron Swartz has died at 26. - (mvitale)
         Re: Aaron Swartz has died at 26. - (lincoln)
         Re: Aaron Swartz has died at 26. - (Ashton) - (1)
             A call to remove Javert from him position - (mvitale)
         Issa probes attorney general over Aaron Swartz - (Ashton) - (1)
             Issa doesn't care about Aaron Swartz - (lincoln)
         Another who ended his life in a too-vigorous investigation. - (Another Scott)
         DOJ admits that his prosecution was a political act - (mvitale) - (1)
             Really? B&C? Nice Choice of Venue for a reply - (folkert)

Everyone said the hamster catapult wasn't appropriate for the science fair, but no one could stop watching.
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