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In his too-short existence, Aaron Swartz reshaped the web, wondered our assumptions approximately highbrow estate, and touched we all in ways in which we would possibly not even become aware of. His tragic suicide in 2013 on the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement surprised the state and the world.

Here for the 1st time in print is printed the essential Aaron Swartz: along with being a technical genius and a passionate activist, he was once additionally an insightful, compelling, and slicing essayist. With a technical figuring out of the web and of highbrow estate legislations surpassing that of many professional execs, he wrote thoughtfully and humorously approximately highbrow estate, copyright, and the structure of the net. He wrote in addition approximately unforeseen themes reminiscent of popular culture, politics either electoral and idealistic, eating plan, and lifehacking. together with 3 in-depth and formerly unpublished essays approximately schooling, governance, and cities,The Boy Who may possibly switch the World includes the life’s paintings of 1 of the main unique minds of our time.

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