I called him, we talked for a bit. But, the interview was never published. This was during the whole PACER controversy, before the events at MIT. IIRC I talked to Aaron for a few minutes and we both came to the conclusion that it wasn’t the right time for him to talk to me about the case. just don’t think he wanted another story about PACER.
It’s a shame I didn’t publish a story on Swartz, but I can guarantee you that, if I had published a story, no one would have read it. The cynical conclusion I came to after trying to cover important stories like Swartz was that, at the end of the day, very few people have any time to give a #%@# about topics like government transparency. I think that’s still true today. That’s a shame.