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A 14-year old Aaron Swartz

In Chicago, Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia, NPR, Technology, WBEZ on January 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

In 2001, at 14-years old, wiz-kid Aaron Swartz gave an interview on WBEZ’s Eight-Forty-Eight about the user’s changing roll in the exchange of information on the internet.  A fascinating, bright, and fearless internet activist, Aaron’s untimely passing this weekend has us all mourning his exceptional life and brilliant mind.

15 yo Aaron Swartz and Lawrence Lessig at the launch party for Creative Commons in 2002.  / courtesy wikipedia.org

15 yo Aaron Swartz and Lawrence Lessig at the launch party for Creative Commons in 2002. / courtesy wikipedia.org

In a 2007 speech called “How to Get a Job Like Mine,” given at a computer conference, Swartz gave such advice as “be curious,” “say yes to everything” and “assume nobody else has any idea what they’re doing either.”

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