An attempted stalwart guide to digital privacy, sane Reasoning, the importance of journalism, and the vastness of miscellany. 

[Philip Pullman] thinks for a long, silent while. “Well I get very exercised about politics and civil rights,” he says eventually. “But, as I’ve learned, if you just say the first thing that comes into your head you get carried away by a wave of passion, you tend to spout nonsense and gibberish, so it’s much better to be dispassionate about it ahead of time. It’s not the fury you remember afterwards; it’s cool words that are said by somebody who has thought about them.
The Guardian