[tpm] Perl in the Economist
mike at stok.ca
Thu Jan 24 16:17:17 PST 2013
In this week's Economist's obituary for Aaron Swartz http://www.economist.com/news/obituary/21569674-aaron-swartz-computer-programmer-and-activist-committed-suicide-january-11th-aged-26-aaron :
> In 2009 he wormed his way into a free-access trial of the PACER system, which contains all electronic federal court records, in certain public libraries; he downloaded 19.9m pages of it, then uploaded them to the cloud, before anyone could stop him. Again, it was easy: using a small, elegant language called perl, the documents fell into his hands.
Mike Stok <mike at stok.ca>
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