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Linux Magazine: The Great Slashdot Sellout - Q&A: Rob Malda and Jeff Bates

Jan 06, 2001, 17:34 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)

"There was a sober atmosphere on the day Linux Magazine's Robert McMillan visited the dynamic duo behind Slashdot at their headquarters in Holland, Michigan. Slashdot's co-founders Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda and Jeff "Hemos" Bates were busy packing up their now-famous geek compound (a serendipitous collection of butt-ugly half duplexes fronted, on that day, by a brown metal dumpster filled with O'Reilly books) for a move to more civic-code-compliant digs in the center of town. Bates himself was moving from the town that he and Malda had grown up in to live the life of an urbanite in Boston, Mass."

"Linux Magazine: I guess the question that everyone wants me to ask you guys is, have you sold out?

Rob Malda: Yeah dude. We totally sold out. Look at us. What does sell out mean?"

"LM: It means that where once you were "of the people and for the people," now you're "of the Man and for the Man."

Malda: Excellent!"

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