Writing an encyclopedia is hard. To do anywhere near a decent job, you have to know a great deal of information about an incredibly wide variety of subjects. Writing so much text is difficult, but doing all the background research seems impossible.

-Aaron Swartz
Aaron Swartz

Nearly 75,000 Demand Progress members have urged Congress to fix the Patriot Act.

Aaron Swartz
Real education is about genuine understanding and the ability to figure things out on your own; not about making sure every 7th grader has memorized all the facts some bureaucrats have put in the 7th grade curriculum.
Aaron Swartz

I'm not such a nuisance to the world, and the kick I get out of living can, I suppose, justify the impositions I make on it. But when life isn't so fun, well, then I start to wonder. What's the point of going on if it's just trouble for us both? My friends will miss me, I am told.

Aaron Swartz
We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file-sharing networks.
Aaron Swartz

Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy.

Aaron Swartz
With enough of us, around the world, we'll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge - we'll make it a thing of the past.
Aaron Swartz

We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file-sharing networks. Aaron Swart

Aaron Swartz
Nearly 75,000 Demand Progress members have urged Congress to fix the Patriot Act. Aaron Sw
Aaron Swartz

Assume nobody else has any idea what they're doing, either.

Aaron Swartz
Big stories need human stakes. Aaron Sw