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Web Innovator Aaron Swartz dies at Age 26

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Aaron Swartz computer wiz body was found on Friday. Those not famaliar with Swartz he was co-author of the Web feed format RSS 1.0. His other accomplishment he started Demandprogress. Also helped create Reddit he left after it was aquired my Wired Magazine. His innovations were well known in the computer world.

His body was discover Friday. According to the Medical Examiner his death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

He was in some trouble with was in trouble with the Federal government with fraud charges brought against him. These charge held a 35 years term and a 1 million dollar fine. He plead not guilty to all the charges. Despite this he ended his life.

It would appear this played a factor in his suicide. His family released a statement Saturday  praising his "Brilliance", and his sense of social justice.

The best praise that was given to him was by Tim Berners-Lee the most important figure known in the creation of the World Wide Web. He twitter on Saturday

"Aaron dead," he wrote. "World wanderers, we have lost a wise elder. Hackers for right, we are one down. Parents all, we have lost a child. Let us weep."

One of the pioneers of the internet is gone from us and will be sadly missed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melvin-Polatnick/100003372319445 Melvin Polatnick

    Hired killers prefer hanging their victim and creating the appearance of a self-inflicted death. Even the suicide note can be faked under torture. Investigators find it impossible to prove murder without a witness or confession from the ones that strangled their victim with a sheet or belt.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cgrear Christopher Grear

      You may very well be correct and it is quite possible that it was a plot by the government. The problem with that is there is not enough evidence to point to a governmental involvement in his death. Why one would want to commit suicide is a question for the ages. Whether or not the government is involved has to be proven.

  • http://patrioticvoices.com/ Cal Sullivan

    Another great mind lost to the ethos of life. Rest in piece Aaron.