Slashdot founder Malda lands at Washington Post

Better known here recently as the guy who proposed on the Slashdot homepage

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When last we left Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda, he was recounting (along with his wife) the experience of having proposed marriage to her 10 years ago this past Valentine's Day ... in a memorably public manner: on the homepage of Slashdot, the tech news site that he founded.

He was at that time also between jobs, having left Slashdot a few months back.

Today we learn via his blog that Malda has landed a job at the Washington Post:

Late in the process I was introduced to Vijay Ravindran by Thomas Burke.  Vijay runs a group called "WaPo Labs" for the Washington Post.  I was immediately impressed by what I heard.  Many interviews later, I came to the conclusion that my first impressions were spot on:  that this was the place for me.

Don Graham is trying to accomplish something that is a bit of a cliche these days: A startup inside an established corporation.  A group that can exist at a nexus between newspapers, websites, cable networks, and TV stations and think about the big picture and the future without the normal burdens associated with a business operating at a large scale.

Sounds like a great gig. Good luck, Rob.

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