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  • 'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info

    'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info
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  • Aaron Swartz doc tracks successes, struggles of Highland Park native

    Aaron Swartz doc tracks successes, struggles of Highland Park native
    Pop culture right now likes to portray techie innovators as entrepreneurs. Think Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" or the amiable malcontents of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." All their efforts — all that substantial brain power...

    Review: 'The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz' ★&#9733 1/2
    The boy we see in "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz," now at the Siskel Film Center and available on demand starting this weekend, grew up in Highland Park, his imagination seizing on (and seized by) computers not long after he could...

    Free research! Swartz's cause lives on

     
    Research wants to be free. Not free to perform. Quality academic research requires the sustained efforts of well-paid personnel and, at times, the use of expensive equipment. Not free to archive. Storing the results and analysis of peer-reviewed studies...

    Webliography: Research wants to be free

     
    UPDATED TUESDAY MORNING The public directly and indirectly subsidizes an awful lot of academic research on the theory that knowledge is an important public good. So the public should have access to it! We should be able to arrange the...