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Found this topic: people in 2010 found that bitcoin mentioned in semi-notable publication is a great thing, however people now will only consider some great coverage to public as a great milestone. Bitcoin had changed a lot in this 5 years.
It appears that bitcoin was mentioned in a (semi-)notable publication for the first time (as far as Google would tell me): Open source innovation on the cutting edge (InfoWorld). I don't think they really conveyed how the system works, but I think it's another sign that Bitcoin is gaining traction.