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Project Double-A: Finally

You can stop holding your breath. I posted this a while back, and it was about assenting to having my erstwhile interview with Aaron Swartz published in The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz, which I had no idea was published until now, because of how much attention I pay to things, apparently.

It is listed as “UTI Interview with Aaron Swartz” and comes early in the book. UTI was “Under The Iron”, my not-at-all hard-hitting series of interviews from the early years of the millennium. It was a sidecar site to Waffle. (I also interviewed John “Daring Fireball” Gruber, with whom Aaron Swartz co-invented Markdown, now standard on all self-respecting toasters and IoT devices.)

I did not in any way really know him, but we swapped a few emails at times afterwards and we had a good time doing the interview. I read his weblog, and it’s still in my RSS reader. Aaron’s life is worth honoring, and you should be reading that book instead of this text if you want something with some thought put into it.

PS: It is sobering to think that an exchange I had while in my boyhood room would eventually read by Private Manning, whose sentence was just commuted by the President of the United States. I think we’re down to like three or four degrees of separation by now.

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