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Micah Lee at Aaron Swartz Day 2015

When I was think­ing about what I would talk about last night, I was read­ing more about Aaron. Unfortunately, I nev­er got to meet him before he died, but I real­ized that he passed away on January 11, 2013, and that was actu­al­ly the same day that I first heard from Edward Snowden. 

The Human Element”; Chelsea Manning for Aaron Swartz Day 2015

Consider the para­dox that tech­nol­o­gy has pro­vid­ed for us. We seem more diverse and open as a soci­ety, but isn’t it also the case that we are more homo­ge­neous and inse­cure than we ever have been in the last cen­tu­ry or so?

Alison Macrina at Aaron Swartz Day 2015

The whole Library Freedom Project, every­thing that we do is very deeply inspired by Aaron’s spir­it, his work in resis­tance, his lega­cy. And every day that we go into libraries and teach prac­ti­cal pri­va­cy train­ings, I feel like Aaron is very much present in all that we do.

Giovanni Damiola at Aaron Swartz Day 2015

Tonight I am very hap­py to say that Open Library is healthy, with more than 9 mil­lion vis­i­tors every month, serv­ing and reach­ing the meta­da­ta of more than 25 mil­lion edi­tions, 6 mil­lion authors, and we even serve 7 mil­lion cov­ers through an API.

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