The nature of mistakes

Essay by Martha Quillen

Publishing – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine

DESPITE THE DISPARITY between the two matters — except for a coincident timeliness in their airing — I’ve found myself correlating our Mt. Kiamia woes (if you haven’t heard about them see the letters in this issue) with recent findings in the JonBenét Ransey case. And I’ve concluded that mistakes don’t just happen; they happen frequently and are, perhaps, inevitable.

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Magazine shoplifting goes high-tech

Brief by Central Staff

Publishing – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine

As magazine publishers, we suppose we should be concerned about a new form of theft: “digital shoplifting.” Currently, it’s a concern in Japan, where magazine publishers have launched a publicity campaign against it.

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Form and Content

Essay by Ed Quillen

Publishing – February 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

IN SOME WAYS, I was looking forward to a minor Y2K collapse. In my ideal cataclysm, the water and sewer would have to continue functioning, since indoor plumbing is an aspect of modern civilization that I want to keep, and besides, the spot where the privy used to be in our yard is now occupied by a handsome plum tree.

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Lead, Silver, Silicon: The Elements of Publishing

Essay by Ed Quillen

Publishing – February 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine

FOR REASONS that made some sense thirty years ago, radio and television stations are known as “electronic media,” while magazines and newspapers are “print media.”

This implies that we print folk aren’t electronic, but I’d wager that there are more pieces of electronic gear in the offices of The Mountain Mail than in the studios of KVRH. Except for charming anachronisms like the Saguache Crescent, the “print media” are electronic now — we may rely on physical distribution to put our work before you, but our production occurs on computers.

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RIP for SLV Magazine

Article by Marcia Darnell

Publishing – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine

I was shoved into the brutal world of magazine publishing by a devious manipulator known as Ed Quillen, for whom I blame for all my ensuing woes.

In the winter of 1995 I suggested to Ed that he and Martha should expand Colorado Central’s area of coverage throughout the San Luis Valley.

“And if you need another editor, I can help you,” I said, coyly, trying to suck my way into a new job. But my ploy backfired.

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