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Drawing Hands

Lithograph by Dutch artist, M.C. Escher, February, One of four original lithographs that adorn the walls of Don's Digital Café. It is an example of the paradoxical act of "drawing one's self into extistence".

Known as "creating something from nothing", it's what our artists and writers do every day.

Battlestar Galactica

Edward James Olmos as Commander Bill Adama, of Battlestar Galactica.The overall look and feel of our site was inspired by the Syfy channel series, Battlestar Galactica, a reimagining of the original 1978 TV series.

When viewing Battlestar (and the spin-off series, Caprica), if you look closely, you will notice that all publications (including photos) are printed on paper with the corners cut off at 45 degree angles.

This was most likely done as a way to make an advanced, future and alien civiliazation look different than the ours. We want our websites to look different than others, so a lot of the graphic elements and photos have the corners cut off.

Imagination = Creativity

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)"Imagination is more important than intelleigence" ~ Albert Einstein

Laser engraved inscription on the back of Don Cook's iPod.

2010: A Business Odyssey

Keir Dullea ("Dave", from the Motion Pictures, "2001: A Space Odyssey", and "2010: Odyssey Two").Don Cook was fortunate enough to have a Physics teacher in High School who played the movie, "2001: A Space Odyssey", starring Keir Dullea, for his class. This was a life changing experience.

Another life changing experience for Don was the launching of Don's Digital Café in the year 2010.

Keir Dullea also starred in the movie sequel, "2010: Odyssey Two". Both movies were based on novels writen by Arthur C. Clarke, Don's favorite author.

Vertical Panorama

A Vertical Panorama of the Antelope Canyon, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, by Alain Briot.This photo demonstrates the power and magic of light as it enters a camera lens.

It is called a "LIght Dance" by the photographer, Alain Briot.

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Twit Cottage

The inspiration for Don's Digital Café came from Leo Laporte and his innovative TWiT Cottage.

Leo (also know as the "Tech Guy") hosts and produces some of the most popular podcasts and netcasts in the world.

Don's Digital Café will be similar to the TWiT Cottage, only with a more hi-tech look (lots of glass, chrome, brushed aluminum, and . . . no wood).

Also, instead of computers (Leo uses Mac minis) hooked up to four different monitors, we use computers (Macs and PeeCees) connected to one large HD monitor using a Quad Splitter.

Like Leo, we will have a presence on YouTube, iTunes, and a ROKU Channel called, "Don's Digital Café".

Graham Kerr

Some of the inpiration for Don Cook's Mini-Max Fusion Vegan Cuisine came from Graham Kerr, also known as the "Galloping Gourmet".

The origin of his "Galloping Gourmet" persona stemmed from a 1967 book that he co-authored with wine expert Len Evans, The Galloping Gourmets. They got their nickname from a 35-day worldwide trek to the finest restaurants around the globe.

During "The Galloping Gourmet's" successful run, Graham became a worldwide sensation, wrote an abundance of cookbooks, and earned two Emmy Award nominations. The series was known for its lighthearted humour, tomfoolery and the copious use of clarified butter, cream and fat.

After his wife Treena's stroke, then heart attack in 1986, Kerr was prompted to create a new style of cooking that he dubbed "Minimax". This new method of food preparation minimized ("Mini") fat and cholesterol, while it maximized ("max") aroma, colour, texture and taste. Just what we do at Bistro 150.

"Minimax" led to the successful Graham Kerr show, originally produced at KING-TV in Seattle in 1990 and 1991, it was later syndicated to local stations and to the Discovery Channel. Minimax also led to three successful cookbooks: "Graham Kerr's Smart Cooking", "Graham Kerr's Minimax Cookbook", and "Graham Kerr's Creative Choices".

In 1995, Graham Kerr appeared in a PBS special with Julia Child called Cooking in Concert: Julia Child & Graham Kerr.

In 2005, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Culinary Nutrition, the first to receive that award in any category. In 2008 he began working on his latest book, “Growing at the Speed of Life” in which he journals his daily encounter with his first ever kitchen garden and beheld a whole new reason for his fabled enthusiasm for creativity and change.

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Privacy Policy.

Effective December 1, 2009

Our commitment to your privacy:

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Don's Digital Café website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages may include:
    •    Name
    •    Address
    •    Email address
    •    Phone number
    •    Credit/Debit Card Information
    •    (etc.)
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:
    •    Name
    •    Address
    •    Phone Number
    •    (etc.)

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We offer gift-cards by which you can personalize a product you order for another person. Information you provide to us to create a gift-card is only used for that purpose, and it is only disclosed to the person receiving the gift.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register with our website if you would like to receive our newsletter. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our commitment to data security:

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our commitment to children's privacy:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How you can access your personal information:

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by sending us an email request. Please send your request to privacy@donsdigitalcafe.com. We use this, and other procedures, to better safeguard your information.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows an error.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How to contact us:

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please Email us at: privacy@donsdigitalcafe.com.