Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WIP: Giant Spiteful Machines

I've spent a little bit of time working for tech recycling companies in the past. Incidentally, I've worked for some crooked assholes at these centers too. A certain company in south denver, that shall remain nameless (hint, its the only Colorado company in the video), abused everything they were given, and often tried to sell it as gold. You really would not believe how terrible some of these places are as far as dirt, grunge, ethics, and EPA standards.

Well, abuse like this has gone on too long. No longer will these derelict computers sit idly on their shelves as illegal immigrants joust with forklifts. From the cords and towers, cracked screens and hardly spinning hard drives, a lumbering monster rises.

Mostly, I wanted to create a giant monster story. Partially because there is an anthology looking for submissions of this type, and also cause it sounded fun. I won't reveal all the details here though. For now, it is called "Obsolete Repercussions."

On a side note, of the three technology recycling centers I've worked for, two of them had excellent people. Our work relationships didn't work out in the end, but I don't regret any of the time I spent working in these places. To the other one, lets just say it is still fun to watch you squirm in a 60 Minutes expose.


  1. I didn't realize you were in Denver...I was there over the holidays. Beautiful weather there, terrible weather on the way back to Vegas.

    Side note: I'm terrible about keeping up on blogs with google reader, do you have a Twitter account?

  2. Yeah, I should probably put a link to it on this site.

    Check me out at tsouthcotte. I will follow you real quick to make it easier.


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