The Command Line

Exploring digital citizenry as a creator and a consumer.

The Passing of a Force of and for the Internet

My heart keeps breaking over and over again. I awoke this morning to immediately see the news that Aaron Swartz, one of the most passionate of hacktivists, took his own life yesterday at the age of 26.

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Finished Wizzywig Graphic Novel Finally To Be Released

Long time readers and listeners know I am a tremendous fan of Ed Piskor's story about a fictional hacker, Kevin "BoingThump" Phenicle, clearly inspired by real life hackers and events that figure largely in modern computer mythology.

I wrote previously about how Ed decided after finishing volume three of a planned four parts to go back and re-work all of the material so far and release a single, more finished volume containing the entire story rather than completing the final installment. He very generously posted his progress as a regular web comic for those unfamiliar with the work at the point or fans, like me, interested in following his progress.

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