Yesterday morning I got a Butt Dial from a friend in San Francisco who was attending a Mock-Trial setup by a marketing firm to give the Multi-Millionaire founders of CRAIGSLIST there day in court, or more to the point a public forum to Whine and accuse Ebay of giving them a raw deal. And whine they did! My friend was being paid $300for the day playing the part of one of the juriers, while I only managed to listen to this whine fest for maybe 4 and a half hours, my friend endured the whole 8 hours. It took me a while to catch on to what I was listening to, but being an ex-techie when I finally caught on I was captivated. (HEY CRAIGLIST, next time Have everyone REMOVE the the battery from the phone after each person Signs the non-disclosure, that what PROFESSIONAL companies do so things don't leak out!) The Craigslist Lawyer was a slick, fasting number that caused me to have flash to the OJ Trial and Eddie Cockran. Unlike a real trial, the juries were sent to deliberate on each point, but like a real trial there was one juried that was fucking everything up, I wanted to reach through the phone and slap the bitch! Let's be fair The Craigslist/Ebay beef has been going on a long time, and Ebay has already won one one lawsuit against Craigslist or BAD behavior of the Craigslist Founder and CEO. (Here's a link to this stale news story http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... )
Will this time it is Craiglist's 3 owners sueing Ebay, saying Ebay gave them a raw deal, (if that is so Craigslist founders, WHY did you implement changes that make it very difficult for Ebay to pull out or sell its interest?) Each of these 3 guys is worth several hundred million, and a large majority of that money coming from the Ebay deal. To say these gyys are greedy whiners puts it rather mildly. I happen to think that once you have 100 million dollars in the bank, there is little quality of life difference between that and 300 million dollars, sometimes you just have ENOUGH!
I think it is really pathetic and immature that these guys would have to hire people to sit for Hour after Hour and listen to them whine about how they DESERVE even more money. And those poor people that had to listen to this WHINE FEST where their because they needed the money, and these MULTI-MILLIONAIRES could only afford to pay them $300 for a day of listening to them whine and cry about how they deserved so much more. Someone need to say so I will, YOU HAVE ENOUGH, SHUT-UP already! Oh and how much of that 300 Million have you given to charities, none!
I met Newman at Charles Schwab where we both worked, where he worked on a project that looked a hell of a lot like Craigslist. Newman left Schwab and started Craigslist, what Schwab rejected the public loved! NEWMAN, your now filty rich, when will enough be enough? What will your legacy be, what have you done positive to change the world. A 100 Million Dollars could solve so many of the world's problem, did you consider that when you spent hours whining g to poor people about how you DESERVED so much more than you have! What about your employees one who's shoulders you stand, how much more doo THEY deserve. How are you sharing the wealth?
I will give you some advice, Mr. Newman, if you want to win the lawsuit against Ebay you are going to need to come across more as a Team Player, and less like a spoiled brat. Not one of the juriers though you DESERVED more, and you give little to know credit to the TEAM of programmer that built craigslist to what it is today. A real jury might be more sympathetic if you are fighting Big Bad Ebay for you TEAM of people working on Craigslist, as the Founder, leading the charge to GET THEM ALL a bigger piece of the pie. Because I think everyone in the world will agree, Mr. Newman YOU HAVE ENOUGH! You deserve a TIME OUT for your arrogance of making good people endure listening t you and lawyers whine!