John Paczkowski

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Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz Has Died

Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who co-founded social news website Reddit and political action committee Demand Progress, committed suicide in New York City on Friday. He was 26. Swartz, who suffered from depression, was facing charges for illegally downloading 4.8 million documents from the academic archive JSTOR. He was beloved in information activist circles and beyond, and already a number of eulogies to him have popped up online — among them pieces by Stanford law professor Larry Lessig, Metafilter founder Matt Haughey, BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow and Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus