Tim Porter was at Tuesday's panel before the American Society of Newspaper Editors convention, and in his report he noted this "telling moment" when the moderators
"put a slide up of Craig Newmark and asked how many people in the room of several hundred recognized him or his name. Only a smattering of hands rose. A few more hands went up at the mention of Craigslist and its free classifieds."In an admittedly imperfect analogy, allow me to wonder how many railroad executives in 1908 would have recognized a picture of Henry Ford.