Author Archives: Tate

The Manhattan Project

If you missed it in 1986 (I was 8), The Manhattan Project is kind of a cross between “Dr. Strangelove,” and “E.T.” It ends in a sweaty finish that is arguably the best bomb-defusing scene in movie history. The finale … Continue reading

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Paying For It

  Within minutes of the email and website announcement of the NYT paywall details, Twitter was all aflutter. Cory Doctorow made his rote attack against all things not free and open to the public. His basic argument is, this paywall … Continue reading

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The Future I Wanted

Speaking of Kindles, Warren Ellis and I use the same mobile devices, so that’s pretty cool. This is a fun little rundown of what the tech-obsessed writer and scary uncle of nerds everywhere uses in his daily routine. Of note … Continue reading

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Spilled ink over Borders’ bankruptcy

The coincidence is not lost on me that the week I purchased a Kindle is the week Borders Books & Music — the big box version of a bookstore that I grew up on — filed bankruptcy and announced it … Continue reading

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Snowy Day in Cheesman Park

Denver’s been colder than I’ve experienced during the past couple of weeks. I think we bottomed out at Feels Like 30 Below, but were below zero and single digits for days in a row. When it gets this cold, the … Continue reading

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He Would Have Laughed

The final song on Deerhunter’s “Halcyon Digest” is haunting me. The poltergeist arrived almost the exact same way Microcastle’s “Nothing Ever Happened” did about a year ago. That is, like walking down the street one day and suddenly, vividly remembering … Continue reading

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Proverb #2

Some nights I retire to bed so no further harm may come to me; others, so I may do no more harm to others. I will hope to share my bed with another, in both cases.

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