Continuing on the life of Swartz, there were important lessons in his political activism that many of us in the realm of politics or its study should keep in mind:
Aaron approached politics like he approached technology. His method was as follows – (1) Learn (2) Try (3) Gab (4) Build. He was methodical about his work, and his approach to life – this essay on procrastination will give you a good window into his mind.
The procrastination essay is worth a read as well.