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Reddit co-founder dead at 26

 
chefkeem
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on 01/13/2013

Read this very sad (and frightening) story HERE.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Ragtimelil
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on 01/13/2013

Sad.


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2uesday
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on 01/13/2013

That is sad and a tragedy, how awful it must be for his friends and family. 

dustytoes
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on 01/13/2013

He was so young!  A real tragedy.


JeanBakula
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on 01/13/2013

How terrible! It's always sad to hear of someone so young doing such a thing. Especially someone so smart and talented.

Paul
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on 01/13/2013

Here's his parent & partner's official statement and here's his tribute page.

Digby_Adams
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on 01/13/2013

It's frightening how the government viewed his efforts and what happened to him. Genuine talent and creativity is so rare.

JeanBakula
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on 01/13/2013

It does seem that the Justice system could have found a way to use his talents, rather than to push him over the emotional edge.

katiem2
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on 01/13/2013

Oh WOW how tragic and sad... RIP


JoHarrington
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on 01/14/2013

This is absolutely tragic, particularly given the circumstances.   I could go off on a right rant about it.  But I'll just say that it's heart-breaking.  RIP Aaron.

An idea can't be killed.


cazort
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on 01/14/2013

That is really sad...I wasn't even aware of this whole case until reading this article, but I found it fascinating.  Wikipedia's page on Aaron Swartz has some good info.

I'm a huge fan of the open access movement, to make things like academic journal articles freely accessible to the public.  I hope people remember him as an advocate of this movement and keep fighting to move things farther in this direction--it seems he was extremely dedicated to these goals.


Alex Zorach, editor of RateTea and co-founder of Why This Way
Digby_Adams
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on 01/14/2013

He was also a bona fide genius that had many accomplishments when just a young teenager. We need everyone of these ultra-creative minds to lead long and product lives. This was just such a waste. He was hounded by government officials and wasn't strong enough to deal with it.

georgettejohn
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on 01/14/2013

This is just...tragic.   Although no one probably knows the true cause or "final straw" for this young man, I am sure the ramifications that can result from prosecutorial misconduct were weighing heavily on him. The agony prosecutorial misconduct /selective prosecution causes should never be ignored or underestimated.


http://wizzley.com/?pr=6301
onetimeuser
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on 01/28/2013

This guy is a huge loss to society.

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