Remember Aaron Swartz


Thank you and condolences

All he wanted to do was help everyone. Everything he did, he did it for us. Sadly, we did not do enough for him.

I didn’t know him before this, but after I heard about everything he did for us (Creative Commons, Reddit, RSS, JSTOR, etc.), I realised this man is a rare gem in this world - extremely intelligent, yet extremely empathetic and good. Aaron, I’m sorry it took your death for me to realise the person behind all these great things I take for granted. I hope your death isn’t in vain and it galvanises at least some people into action - the ripples will spread.

I hope his family is doing okay, and my sincerest condolences - your Aaron was the best person you could have had. Stay strong!