(In)frequently Asked Questions

Why do you have an iFAQ page?

Why not?

Do you have any heroes?

Nope. There are people I distinctly admire for their accomplishments – Robert Forster (no, not the popstar, the real Robert Forster), Werner Voß, Gertude Bell, David Hume, Richard Dawkins, Richard Feynman, Carl Sagan and, last but not least, Garrison Keillor – but I doubt it matters to any of them or even, come to think of it, you. They are all only human; we at least have that in common.

Will you appear on our TV show?

No. Bishop’s Rule No.1: no TV. Ever. I will however point you to someone who will.

Will you review X for us?

No. Bishop’s Rule No.2: no reviews. Don’t ask and you won’t be forced to find out how much I despise the academic review as a waste of dead trees. I will however point you to someone who is less fussy.

Do you have a Bishop’s Rule No.3?

Yes: Bishop’s Rules Nos 1 and 2 are flexible in exchange for obscene amounts of money, dancing girls, and a private jet …but only in your dreams.