Talk:Aaron Swartz

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Aaron Swartz was a Engineering and technology good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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January 5, 2020Good article nomineeNot listed
Current status: Former good article nominee

Disobedience AwardEdit

I think it should be mentioned.

"Disobedience Award, run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The award was founded partly to commemorate Aaron Swartz, a former MIT student" [1] Also: [2] [3] [4]

Redbrick SolutionsEdit

Hi @ReasonableCanadian. Related to the name of the company run by Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman when reddit was originally incubated (from the intro paragraph). In this [1] techcruch video, now archived, is is explained that, before reddit was created,

"[Steve] Huffman wanted to make a phone system to order subs while he was pumping gas at a local gas stand. Ohanian calls a lawyer and they formed a company called RedBrick Solutions, because Charlottesville is full of red brick buildings."

In turn, it was that company (RedBrick Solutions) that existed when Ohanian and Huffman brought their proposal to Paul Graham. This can be cross referenced based on the book "We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet's Culture Laboratory"[2]

"Ohanian followed the playbook he’d learned in his business courses: market research and due diligence. He opened an account at Bank of America and filed papers for Redbrick Solutions, LLC, a name inspired by Charlottesville’s architecture that he figured sounded more official than “MMM.” Ohanian’s “market research,” however, mostly involved hoofing around Charlottesville, strutting into local shops and talking to business owners. He’d give them the pitch and shake hands that they’d try it out, someday." (Page 4)

A.Panda27 (talk) 22:18, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

@A.Panda27: Sorry, mistakes happen (though I try to make as few as possible) and in this case this fit with usual patterns of less reasonable people deliberately introducing incorrect information (especially given that this involved a popular website...). Anyway, I'll trust you on this, you can add it in the article if you haven't already done so. Cheers (and to further constructive collaboration), RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 22:42, 20 May 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Video: How Reddit Was Born". Tech Crunch. Tech Crunch. Retrieved 20 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Lagorio-Chafkin, Christine (2018). We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet's Culture Laboratory (1 ed.). Hachette Books. p. 4. ISBN 0316435406. Retrieved 20 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Is any detailed information about The Info Network available?Edit

Thanks. Apokrif (talk) 11:46, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

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