Yesterday, I published a proposal that explains how Craigslist could become a philanthropic giant, and before going to bed, I sent a email to Craig. I figured that he was probably so busy that he’d never get back to me, but when I woke up this morning, his response was waiting in my inbox (does he ever sleep?).
In short, I had a email conversation – about 10 emails – with Craig and Jim Buckmaster (CEO of Craigslist) and “for the foreseeable future” they don’t expect to implement something in the vein of my idea.
They haven’t convinced me to change my mind and I think the net amount of good that Craigslist does would be greater if they did something like what I proposed, but it’s their business and their decision.
I don’t want to reveal more than that here because it is a private conversation, but I was impressed by how nice and accessible they are. Kudos guys!
As I told Craig, if he ever changes his mind, I’ll fly to San Francisco and be there “clapping and smiling” for the announcement.