Re: Slashdot is most definitely not a "myth."

Subject: Re: Slashdot is most definitely not a "myth."
From: Beth Friedman <bjf -at- wavefront -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2002 12:42:37 -0500

In our previous episode at 12:17 PM 6/1/02, Aahz wrote:

On Fri, May 31, 2002, "Grant, Christopher" wrote:
> Regardless, if you want to get respect from software developers, it
> behooves you to become familiar with /.

Um. I *am* a software developer, among other things, and software
developers are the people I spend most of my time talking to (at least
when it comes to technical matters). Those are the people who most
pooh-pooh Slashdot, IME. If you think that software developers respect
Slashdot, you must hang out in a markedly different community from mine.

For what it's worth, I find /. useful as a source of pointers to interesting tech-related stories. One of my daily tasks is to surf a bunch of tech sites for stories relating to security, privacy, and cryptography, and /. is one of the sites I check.

In general, I don't have a lot of use for the commentary, though.

Beth Friedman / bjf -at- wavefront -dot- com
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