"Aaron's insatiable curiosity, creativity, and brilliance; his reflexive empathy and capacity for selfless, boundless love; his refusal to accept injustice as inevitable - these gifts made the world, and our lives, far brighter,'' Swartz's family said in a statement.
What is the matter with the world? What is the matter with people? 26, brilliant and dead. There has to be a better way. We have to be able to nurture such talent which is literally world changing. Aaron Swartz should still be here. As a young person he was showing us how different our world could be and giving us things which we valued. A bright star and someone who could navigate our future. This needs to be discussed for a long time. We can do better than this. I feel so very sorry for his parents , in particular, and his family and friends.