I really don't know when I started, early '95 I think. Been working on craigslist for at least fifteen years now, every day, mostly focused on customer service each and every day for ten years.
(To be clear, I'm a customer service rep, not manager, it's Jim Buckmaster who runs the company, doing a much better job than I ever did.)
The WELL is where things started, both technologically and in spirit, and courtesy of Gail, here's the earliest archaelogical find:
web.58.96: Craig Newmark (cnewmark) Tue 28 Mar 95 06:23
Well, I just went ahead and built a home page:
My focus, on this page, is on events around San Francisco that involve
arts and technology, privacy rights, local writers and artists, and any
other item that strikes my fancy. This includes stuff like the Anon Salon,
Spoonman's TeleCircus, Joe's Digital Diner, Eric's Jacking In series,
the upcoming conference on Feminist Activism and Art, etc.
If you open index.html, you actually get a choice of the above, a personal
bio (Web vanity plate) or a resume.
The approach is as minimalist as I could make, with the exception of
the Cole Valley stuff, where I display maps of its location, and a photo of parking hell overlooked by Sutro Tower. I'd really appreciate any feedback…