Daily Archives: August 25, 2011

CmdrTaco has left the building (Slashdot)

30 seconds after saving the last Slashdot story

Slashdot, with CmdrTaco (Rob Malda), had a big influence in shaping early online media, since 1997. E.g Slashdot effect. CmdrTaco has now given up his posting rights to the site completely. Reason?

After 14 years and over 15,000 stories posted, it’s finally time for me to say Good-Bye to Slashdot. The internet has changed dramatically since I started here, and that’s part of my reason for leaving. For me, the Slashdot of today is fused to the Slashdot of the past. This makes it really hard to objectively consider the future of the site. Posting stories has always been my favorite part of the job. I created Slashdot to share these stories with my friends from IRC and school. It was never ‘work’. I wish I could continue to post stories forever, but those closest to me know that if I maintained the ability to post, I’d never move on. I’ll continue to read Slashdot and hopefully my occasional story submissions will make the cut.

Knowning when to stop is just as important as being successful in the first place. Respect and all luck in your other adventures CmdrTaco! Wonder, was he an apple fanboy?

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