No truth is undeniable, no matter how simple.
Whatever you are making, someone will have done it before, using the tools and thinking of their time.
Big bureaucracies will tend to resolve any ambiguity in favour of continuity.
Democracy is the form of society devised and maintained by those who know they don’t know everything.
Denial is mainly about fear, the fear of knowing and the fear of not knowing.
The belief that there always solutions to problems is the curse of the modern age.
Free speech is a complex molecule. You can’t just pile up individual atoms of free speech and hope they’ll crystallize into it.
The only way anybody ever learns to write well is by trying to write well. This usually begins by reading good writing by other people, and writing very badly by yourself, for a long time.
Making digital work in government will mostly involve things that have nothing to do with technology.
The politics of technology is politics, but it’s never just politics.