Add Aaron Swartz to the list of people I wish I’d met before it was too late. Cory Doctorow has written a great remembrance. When I was younger, I was obsessed with this famous George Bernard Shaw quote:
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
I never really lived it, though. Aaron Swartz did. The world never treats those people especially well.