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"Wizardly"? "Internet folk

"Wizardly"? "Internet folk hero"? Seems to me the writer just saw The Hobbit and was framing the story around their own lazily acquired filmic experience.

As for what he did, I disagree with the hacker ethos that information "should be free" in favor of the rights of property owners. Information people own should be made free, only if they so choose. Many times, the sharing of information is beneficial to both the owner and the seeker, but there is no social contract or requirement to do so. The rights of the individual trump collectivist pressures every single time, in my opinion.

With regard to his suicide, it's a shame when anyone dies but I do not have a keyhole into his mind. His reasons for committing suicide remain opaque to me and were personal to him.