Michael K Pate

Michael K Pate

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11 years ago @ asymco - Verizon Strikes Out in... · 2 replies · -7 points

So Verizon is striking out because AT&T has an exclusive on the iPhone? But what happens when Verizon has it, too. As someone who just switched from AT&T to Verizon, I couldn't be more pleased.

And I switched from a iPhone 3G to a Droid X. Two years ago, Apple was the clear-cut favorite. Now, to me, they are essentially even. In two years, I expect Android to have a solid lead and these numbers to be an interesting footnote.

11 years ago @ Big Journalism - Josh Marshall: Prescie... · 0 replies · +4 points

Bush didn't keep light hours, he just managed his time efficiently.
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F...
http://www.csmonitor.com/2001/0124/p2s2.html
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=YHkhAAAAIBAJ...
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8VcdAAAAIBAJ...

It is the quality of the time you spend doing something that matters, not the quantity. But quality is a virtue that escapes people like Marshall.

12 years ago @ TechCrunch - You Know Where Else It... · 2 replies · +13 points

I just logged in to Mahalo to check... you seem to be right. Of course, I don't know what I would get out of deleting my account except possibly freeing up the username for someone else - unlike Facebook, it doesn't have much information about me, not even my actual name.
http://www.mahalo.com/member/michaelkpate

Maybe implementing account deletion and exporting was something that one dude was working on before he left.
http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/24/how-not-to-handl...

12 years ago @ TechCrunch - Exclusive: Twitter's D... · 0 replies · +1 points

What appears to be his comment on this story: http://twitter.com/ablegrape/status/14870033310

12 years ago @ TechCrunch - Digg's Biggest Problem... · 1 reply · +9 points

Kevin started Digg with a $1000 investment. If he gets out now, I think the ROI will have been pretty good. He may not have made as much money as the Zuck, but he didn't sell out his soul/users in the process, either.

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - Rats Leaving Sinking S... · 0 replies · +1 points

Bonus question: whose show gets canceled first: Matthews’s, Dylan Ratigan’s (again) or Keith Olbermann’s?

Should that read "Keith Olbermann’s (again)?"

Olbermann said he told MSNBC executives that "in good conscience, I don't think you should invest in me long-term. Get somebody up there who wants to do this." - Washington Post, 11/16/98

Apparently he only returned to MSNBC when he no longer had a conscience.