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Craig Newmark: A man of many lists

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Craig Newmark, founder of the San Francisco-based online community craigslist.org, says that back in high school he really did wear a plastic pocket protector and thick glasses that were taped together. Today he still wears glasses, though they aren't taped in the middle anymore. Newmark's come a long way from those days, and he's brought the success of craigslist with him. The online community that started out serving only the San Francisco Bay Area has expanded into more than 60 metropolitan areas, and receives about 1 billion page views per month. On craigslist, visitors can look for a job, an apartment, a house, sofa, Saturday night date, art class, Portuguese lessons, a bass player for a garage band or reconnect with the person they flirted with on the subway a few nights ago. Newmark serves not as the company's chief executive, but as its chief customer service representative. Newmark will speak at Real Estate Connect in New York City, Jan. 9-11, 2005. Panel or session at Conne...