Rob ‘CmdrTaco’ Malda
Chief Strategist and Editor-at-Large, WaPo Labs

Rob Malda is the chief strategist and editor-at-large for the Washington Post’s WaPo Labs team. Prior to that, under the pseudonym "CmdrTaco," Rob created the popular “news for nerds” Web site Slashdot.org, which he ran for 14 years.

Latest by Rob ‘CmdrTaco’ Malda

The chat app trap

The chat app trap

Chat messages are finally outnumbering SMS messages, but there's a problem: Too many chat apps.

Cory Doctorow on the ‘dirty secret about geeking out’

Cory Doctorow on the ‘dirty secret about geeking out’

Q & A | ‘CmdrTaco’ talks with Cory Doctorow about his latest book, Burning man and heart hacking.

The Atlantic ad is just the beginning

The Atlantic ad is just the beginning

What happened to The Atlantic is likely to happen again, thanks to the algorithms and bots that power search and aggregation sites.

Of Androids and Apples

Of Androids and Apples

It has been awhile since I spent some quality time in Android. While I was away, it appears we have both changed.