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January 12, 2013

Aaron Swartz - how to stop a freight train [Purp]

Aaron Swartz was an internet activist and developer who hung himself on Friday. This talk below that he gave will be a more enduring legacy than any software he ever made, or any of the crimes he's been accused of.

Ignore the hipster douchebag affectations and pay attention to what he's saying. He lays out a process by which irresistible force can be resisted even when the media is NOT on your side. Its not theoretical, it worked.

When the video started, I was groaning for the first 20 seconds or so, which of course was due to my biases and preconceptions about this young man, but then he drew me in...and 20 minutes had elapsed before I knew it.

Video below the fold.


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