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

Big stories need human stakes. Aaron Sw

Aaron Swartz
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives. Aaron Sw
Aaron Swartz

At the end of the day, we have an economy that works for the rich by cheating the poor, and unequal schools are the result of that, not the cause.

Aaron Swartz
Senator Wyden continues to be the Senate's truest champion of an open Internet. Aaron Sw
Aaron Swartz

Even among those who I would not count as 'friends,' I have met many people online who have simply commented on my work or are interested by what I do.

Aaron Swartz
Normally, I just sit in my quiet little room and do the small things that bring me pleasures. I read my books, I answer email, I write a little bit.
Aaron Swartz

Social Security got passed because John D. Rockefeller was sick of having to take money out of his profits to pay for his workers' pension funds. Why do that, when you can just let the government take money from the workers?

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

What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book - a key part of our planet's cultural legacy.

Aaron Swartz
Think deeply about things. Don’t just go along because that’s the way things are or that’s what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think.