[screencap of a questionnaire from The New York Times:
Why do you block advertising on websites you visit?
Because like many other people I am trapped between the Scylla of knowing ad-blockers are asphyxiating high-quality writing online and the Charybdis of feeling that omnipresent surveillance-assisted display ads are toxic to the soul, and somehow I always seem to end up choosing the version of long-term spiritual impoverishment that doesn’t involve being condescended to by a CGI gecko.]