Katrina survivors need 'net access

Katrina survivors need 'net access

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from Jim Buckmaster, my CEO, who really runs craigslist:

as are other sites, craigslist is receiving a massive and still escalating volume of offers of free temporary housing for katrina victims.

we're concerned at this point that these offers will not reach victims due to the seeming lack of computing facilities arranged for the neediest victims at the shelters — 40 computer stations for 10,000 victims at the astrodome seems grossly inadequate — and are wondering what else is being done to give victims internet access so that they can connect with the many thousands of amazingly generous US citizens who are looking to do what our government seemingly cannot, at least in a timely fashion.

if there are efforts underway that any of you are aware of to provide large numbers of internet terminals to the neediest victims, please make it known to the media, as we've not seen such reports, and have been looking pretty hard.

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