I guess I'm going to have to be Devil's advocate and say: I've seen a lot of comments the past few days (not just here) that seem to at least hint at Mr. Swartz being some kind of martyr. I simply don't see it that way. One can agree or disagree with his advocacy, but in my mind there is hardly any argument that Mr. Swartz, as mentally gifted as he was, was also mentally challenged, and it was the latter that was the main contributer to his passing. The demons in his head were great. He was an easy way out; and he took it.