Sunday, October 01, 2006

Le Cool Craig

If you're like most of us, you have undoubtedly used the services of Craig Newmark at some point over the past years. But you may not be aware of the fact that you tapped into Mr. Newmark's "stuff" because he's the brain behind the biz. And the name.

Craig is ...well, Craig. The Craig. Wait. Maybe it'll help if I put it in lower case: craig. know who I'm talkin' about now don'tcha?

He started it in San Francisco and as the list soared from local exchange board to international phenomenon on a tremendous scale, he remained a regular, unpretentious as hell guy who hangs out at a regular coffee shop in Cole Valley.

This article only adds to Craig's allure. He decided not to sell even tho the biz was estimated at $15 billion. Who needs the money? he said in an interview. If you're living comfortably, what's the point of having more?

Craig, you are IT. The bomb. What guts.

1 comment:

Tamar said...

Thanks for the update on a serious give-back-and-share kinda guy.

In Atlanta, at, I have sold two iBooks, bought one futon, and probably found at least one subletter (I also post those ads on a housing list).

In Israel, at, I have found housing and more.

Craig rocks. And so do you!