Whereas the common metric of acclaim for the academic is some trivial metric such as the impact factor, the real geek aspires to be slashdotted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slashdot). This is real fame as 5.5 million nerds read the site. So – directly or indirectly – through Glyn Moody my post on the Doctor Who Model of Open Source has hit /. and there are the predictable suggestions as to who are the Daleks.
Who else could it be – “Embrace, extend and EX-TER-MIN-ATE:
I can tell you from our first hand experience that they can go up and down stairs now.
The discussion is at: Slashdot