Slashdot was the turning point for technology journalism. On Slashdot, the geeks picked the news, and the geeks revelled in the news. It's hard to remember how bad things were before Slashdot. It was ugly out there in tech news land, the news was stale, shallow, irrelevant and patronising, and it was embarassing to be a geek. Now we have so many ways to connect and to dream. Thanks Rob, for leading the pack. Geek pride forever!