Jim Buckmaster, craigslist CEO on why we're a public service

Jim Buckmaster, craigslist CEO on why we're a public service

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Hey, Jim's the guy who really runs craigslist, and in this interview he explains why we're not interesting in selling, why we charge for almost nothing, and so on.

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Hugh Ching

Dear Jim and Craig,
My company Post-Science Institute works on information analyses. In my opinion, Cragslist is the most important information company. Together we hold some very important knowledge. I am glad that CL considers itself a public service company, for knowledge should be mankind’s common heritage.
After rescuing Homefinders Bulletin from the verge of bankruptcy, I became its partner for a short while in the 1980s. From my experience with HB, I like CL much more, even its public service nature, and appreciate its importance to knowledge.
Since GL does not try to make money, I hope that it can entertain my suggestion of making knowledge. For example, in the current subprime woe (http://www.post-science.com) CL will be the first to know when will the crisis end by supply to our valuation programs the Infinite Spreadsheet (http://www.infinitespreadsheet.com) the rental information advertised on CL.
My company does not need to make money, either, because I can make nearly infallible stock prediction. I hope that CL can devote itself to the advancement of knowledge as PSI, just to give CL an added purpose. In any case, I really appreciate the presence of CL and the information it provides.
With warmest regards,
Hugh Ching

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