On the contrary, I think it's to the poster's credit that he is asking Slashdot. Despite a lot of noise, this community is more tapped in than most. If you don't think so, then why do you read it? On nearly every article, there is an insightful comment -- I read Slashdot as much for the comments as the links and summaries.
Besides, posting here is one more way of finding emerging tech, and that's his job. I would criticize him if he DIDN'T consider asking Slashdot or any other similar forum.