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Biographer Dissects Life of Open Internet Advocate

Computer prodigy Aaron Swartz was always dissatisfied with formal education. He left high school at 14, and dropped out of Stanford twice. He said neither experience really fed the curiosity that drove him. That curiosity led him to be a leading advocate for opening the internet so academic institutions didn’t hoard information and research. His advocacy was cut short when he committed suicide in 2013. Justin Peters digs into what drove Swartz and how he pushed the open internet movement.

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