I just read and loved this post from John Scalzi, who writes Whatever, which is a blog that I love to read. His post will lead you to this one (NY Times) and both are worth a read or ten. From the latter article:
Jim Buckmaster, the chief executive of Craigslist, caused lots of head-scratching Thursday as he tried to explain to a bunch of Wall Street types why his company is not interested in “monetizing” his ridiculously popular Web operation. Appearing at the UBS global media conference in New York, Mr. Buckmaster took questions from the bemused audience, which apparently could not get its collective mind around the notion that Craigslist exists to help Web users find jobs, cars, apartments and dates — and not so much to make money.
PS: Now you know why I don’t run ads on this site. Okay, so WordPress.com doesn’t allow ads, and I don’t have anywhere near the traffic that either of the sites above have, but it’s the thought that counts, right? So what if I have delusional thoughts?