Posted 29 December 2005 - 07:14 PM
Yes, we definitely want to find a way to hook Slashdot on this. They've been giving us the cold shoulder, but this is pretty big. 60 minutes isn't some fringe TV show on NPR, or some podcast. It's not even the Daily Show, which, while reporting the real news, does so in satire and caricature.
No, this is one of the most respected news programs in the world. They don't cover stories because they think they're funny and will make the audience go "Wow, what a bunch of nut-jobs". Well, they might if they were covering a cult. But the wording on the website implies this is a serious piece.
My point is, it would be irresponsible for Slashdot to ignore this. A submission which ties in the fact that the MPrize already has $1.5 million in cash, far outpacing the successful X-Prize, combined with one of its founders appearing in a 60 minutes piece on the subject, might just get taken up. If not, then at least a submission dealing strictly with the show itself might get taken.
But like Joel said, we need something better to link to. If there's nothing on the 60 Minutes website, then perhaps we need something up at MPrize.org?