kottke.org posts about craignewmark

No meetings at CraigslistAug 26 2009

From a long piece by Gary Wolf in Wired about Craigslist and Craig Newmark, a glimpse of the tiny firm's internal working structure:

The long-running tech-industry war between engineers and marketers has been ended at craigslist by the simple expedient of having no marketers. Only programmers, customer service reps, and accounting staff work at craigslist. There is no business development, no human resources, no sales. As a result, there are no meetings. The staff communicates by email and IM. This is a nice environment for employees of a certain temperament. "Not that we're a Shangri-La or anything," Buckmaster says, "but no technical people have ever left the company of their own accord."

I also enjoyed this line: "the public is a motherfucker".

Best short description I've read of whatMar 29 2007

Best short description I've read of what net neutrality is, from Craig Newmark: "Let's say you call Joe's Pizza and the first thing you hear is a message saying you'll be connected in a minute or two, but if you want, you can be connected to Pizza Hut right away." (via bb)

How craigslist has changed NYCJul 25 2005

How craigslist has changed NYC.

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