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Author Swartz, Aaron, 1986-2013, author.

Title The boy who could change the world : the writings of Aaron Swartz / Aaron Swartz ; with an introduction by Lawrence Lessig.

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, 2015.


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 GDL Grandview Library Non-Fiction    302.231 SWA    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    302.231 SWA    Available
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Description vii, 359 pages ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Free culture / introduction by Benjamin Mako Hill and Seth Schoen. Counterpoint : downloading isn't stealing ; UTI interview with Aaron Swartz ; Jefferson : nature wants to be free ; Guerilla open access manifesto ; The fruits of mass collaboration ; The techniques of mass collaboration : a third way out ; Wikimedia at the crossroads ; Who writes Wikipedia? ; Who runs Wikipedia? ; Making more Wikipedians ; Making more Wikipedias ; Code, and other laws of Wikipedia ; False outliers ; (The dandy Warhols) come down ; Up with facts : finding the truth in WikiCourt ; Welcome, ; A database of folly ; When is transparency useful? ; How we stopped SOPA -- Computers / introduction by David Auerbach. Excerpt : a programmable web ; Privacy, accuracy, security : pick two ; Fixing compulsory licensing ; Postel's law has no exceptions ; Squaring the triangle : secure, decentralized, human-readable names ; Release late, release rarely ; Bake, don't fry ; Building baked sites ; A brief history of Ajax ; djb ; A non-programmer's apology -- Politics / introduction by David Segal. How Congress works ; Keynes, explained briefly ; Toward a larger left ; Professional politicians beware! ; The attraction of the center ; The conservative nanny state ; Political entrepreneurs and lunatics with money ; Postscript by Henry Farrell -- Media / introduction by Cory Doctorow. The book that changed my life ; The invention of objectivity ; Shifting the terms of debate : how big business covered up global warming ; Making noise : how right-wing think tanks get the word out ; Endorsing racism : the story of The Bell Curve ; Spreading lies : how think tanks ignore the facts ; Saving business : the origins of right-wing think tanks ; Hurting seniors : the attack on Social Security ; Fighting back : responses to the mainstream media ; What journalists don't : lessons from the Times ; Rachel Carson : mass murderer? ; Is undercover over? Disguise seen as deceit by timid journalists -- Books and culture / introduction by James Grimmelmann. Recommended books ; Guest review by Aaron Swartz : Chris Hayes' The Twilight of the Elites ; Freakonomics ; The immorality of freakonomics ; In offense of classical music ; A unified theory of magazines ; On intellectual dishonesty ; The smalltalk question -- Unschool / introduction by Astra Taylor. School ; Welcome to unschooling ; School rules ; The writings of John Holt ; Apprentice education ; Intellectual diversity at Stanford ; David Horowitz on academic freedom ; What it means to be an intellectual ; Getting it wrong.
Summary "Aaron Swartz's early death in 2013, at age twenty-six, cannot eclipse the tremendous contributions he made during his life. Besides being a technical genius and a passionate activist, he was also an insightful, compelling, and cutting essayist who wrote thoughtfully and humorously about intellectual property, copyright, and the architecture of the Internet. This volume, which includes two long-form, previously unpublished essays, represents Aaron's main intellectual concerns: free culture, technology, politics, media, cultural criticism, and education."--Back cover.
Subject Internet -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Political aspects.
Intellectual property.
Computers -- Social aspects.
Computer architecture.
Swartz, Aaron, 1986-2013 -- Political and social views.
Political culture -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States.
Added Author Lessig, Lawrence, writer of introduction.
ISBN 9781620970669 paperback
162097066X paperback
9781620970768 electronic book

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