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Samizdata quote of the day

It is the patriotic duty of all of us to skip political commercials.

Craig Newmark, founder of Craig’s List, speaking at SXSW

10 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Verity

    It is our duty to put our fingers in our ears and sing, “la la la la la la I can’t hear you” for the duration. Agreed.

    Can someone tell me what Craig’s List is? I’ve seen it in a lot of places, but it doesn’t seem to be a blog.

  • Nick M

    Like Verity I’ve heard of Craig’s list, but I’m bugeered if I know where.

    Anyway, here’s a political commercial you may not want to skip – required reading for all Mancunians (at the least).

  • Nick M

    I forgot the link, bugger. I did this very quickly, sorry.


  • James

    Craig’s List is a community which originally served the San Francisco Bay area. All sorts of stuff- think of it as a big classified ads column and semi-discussion forum.

    Remember- Google is your friend 😉

  • Nick M



    They really are shysters at Geocities. Sorry folks.

  • Charles

    I think of Graig’s list as a giant “classified ad” site. It probably has more to it.


  • Verity

    It looks insane.

  • Verity

    By a simply incredible coincidence, The (Barclay-brothers owned) ran a piece on Craig’s List today. Trawling sites for story ideas.

  • XWL

    Oddly appropriate that ‘bugger’ was used as an exclamation in this thread, as gay hook-ups are what really caused Craigslist to first take off.

    (not that there’s anything wrong with that)