Friday, June 27, 2014

33 | Reddit and the Death of Aaron Swartz | The Mark Zuckerberg Who Didn't Obey?

Was Aaron Swartz an "actor", much like Mark Zuckerbeg, who is an actor?
Aaron Swartz was the Ivy League graduate and higher up at Reddit, a technology based company, who supposedly hung himself when he was going through a legal battle with his employer.  Reddit happens to be a "33" company.
  • Reddit = 9+5+4+4+9+2 = 33
  • Infogami = 9+5+6+6+7+1+4+9 = 47
Courtesy of Wikipedia, let us read about Aaron Swartz and identify what is curious.
Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet Hacktivist.
Swartz was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS,[3] the organization Creative Commons,[4] the website framework[5] and the social news site, Reddit, in which he became a partner after its merger with his company, Infogami.[i]
Swartz's later work focused on sociology, civic awareness and activism.[6][7] He helped launch the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in 2009 to learn more about effective online activism. In 2010 he became a research fellow at Harvard University's Safra Research Lab on Institutional Corruption, directed by Lawrence Lessig.[8][9] He founded the online group Demand Progress, known for its campaign against the Stop Online Piracy Act.
On January 6, 2011, Swartz was arrested by MIT police on state breaking-and-entering charges, after systematically downloading academic journal articles from JSTOR.[10][11] Federal prosecutors later charged him with two counts of wire fraud and 11 violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,[12] carrying a cumulative maximum penalty of $1 million in fines, 35 years in prison, asset forfeiture, restitution and supervised release.[13]
Swartz refused a plea bargain under which he would serve six months in federal prison. Two days after the prosecution rejected a counter-offer by Swartz, he was found dead in his Brooklyn, New York apartment, where he had hanged himself.[14][15]
In June 2013, Swartz was posthumously induc ted into the Internet Hall of Fame.[16][17]
Do you think Aaron Swartz should have taken the offer?  I suppose hindsight is 20/20.
  • Aaron = 1+1+9+6+5 = 22
  • Hillel = 8+9+3+3+5+3 = 31
  • Swartz = 1+5+1+9+2+8 = 26 
He has a life number of 34.
  • 11/8/1986 = 1+1+8+1+9+8+6 = 34
  • A day from November 9, or 11/9
He was working on developing "RSS", or in numbers, "911".  Hmmm....

He attended MIT, located in Massachusetts, one of three "33" states.
  • MIT = 13+9+20 = 42
  • Massachusetts = 4+1+1+1+1+3+8+3+1+5+2+2+1 = 33
Swartz was born in Chicago, Illinois, where much of this "33" business seems to come from, to parents Susan and Robert Swartz.
  • Robert = 9+6+2+5+9+2 = 33
  • Susan = 19+21+19+1+14 = 74