Sunday, January 13, 2013

RIP, Aaron Swartz ...

Sometimes, some deaths are just gut-wrenching. Aaron's death was one such incident.

Aaron, a master computer programmer, an Internet activist committed suicide at 26. You can read up all about it for the Internet search will find you all the relevant details quickly.

I, like many others, didn't even know about Aaron, the man behind the name, until I read about his untimely death. But in hours of my discovery of his genius, this news and the whole unfortunate aftermath, I was grieving his death like that of my family member.

13 felonies for the crime (!) he committed? All he wanted was a fair treatment of his alleged crime and it was not granted. I shudder even now as I write this. Maybe we should rename to, there's no justice.