Aaron Swartz birthday

Today would have been the Aaron Swartz 30th birthday. Aaron was “was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist.”

Internet Archive celebrated his life with a special Aaron Swartz Day Celebration www.aaronswartzday.org and here’s the movie about him: The Internet’s Own Boy.

Anyone who is using the Internet should dedicate one minute to remember Aaron’s passion for “making the world a better place.”

Milan at the Top of the World

In a giant page, The New York Times shows the 52 places to go in 2015.

Strange, but true the city where I was born (and now where I work) is at the number one: Milan.

Meantime, The New York Times dedicated a video of the 36 Hours to Milan.

For a Milanese like me, seeing Milan at the top of world sounds like to be a little strange; when I was a little guy Milan wasn’t a place known for tourism. It was the city of the plants, the city of the pollution. It was the city of the newspapers, and the music labels. The Last Supper was a assignment at the elementary school, not an important place for tourists to see.

Then the fashion industry moved to Milan from Florence and something changed.