Ben Jackson: Guerrilla Open Access, 5 October 2016
Show More The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz by Aaron Swartz.
Verso, 368 pp., £15.99, February 2016, 978 1 78478 496 6Show More
“... In January 2011, Aaron Swartz was arrested for downloading 4.8 million academic articles from the digital archive JSTOR, using a laptop hidden in a broom cupboard on the MIT campus. He was 24, and already a respected and influential computer programmer. As a teenager, he had helped develop RSS, a syndication format that led to the explosion in popularity of blogging, and Markdown, an easy to use tool that converted text to HTML ...”