[conspire] Post Mortum legal explosion
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jan 15 19:55:44 PST 2013
Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):
> Look at this fall out
In a general sense, if I don't feel like I have anything useful or
relevant to say on a subject, I try not to say anything. In this
particular case, there's a suicide of a young man to consider, and a
political aspect to it all that seems very complicated, and so I feel
there's a great opportunity to make an ass out of myself by saying
something that does little more than reveal everything I don't know.
I would prefer not to do that. My participation in the story is confined
to retweeting thoughts from friends who better knew Aaron Swartz and the
situation, so those interested who follow me on that service can do as I
was doing, and find out more.
The two things I can say here are thus: One, this reminds me to remind
people who suffer from depression, as Aaron Swartz apparently did, to
seek help for their condition. My friend Wil Wheaton talks about suicide
and depression here and I recommend you see what he has to say about it.
Two, I am heartily sorry for friends like Cory Doctorow and Quinn
Norton that they and many others have lost someone they loved and
That's what I have to say on Aaron Swartz at this point.
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