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NY Times: Could Slashdot be the 21st Century Model for Internet Publishing?

Monday's New York Times contains an article called Site for the Truly Geeky Makes a Few Bucks that is entirely about Slashdot, one of our favorite websites. There are a few tongue-in-cheek quotes from Rob Malda, as if he would ever say anything out of character for publication. Jeff Bates plays the straight man in the article, acting as if he is the only member of the Slashdot management team who gets the nuances of the business.

There are also a few gratuitous comments from industry experts who are there to give the article gravitas. What makes their presence in the article funnier is that they seem to have gotten their experience at defunct web sites. This must make them qualified to put Slashdot's success in perspective.

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