Douglas Crockford was born in Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He turned his back on a promising career in television when he discovered computers.
He has worked in learning systems, small business systems, office automation, games, interactive music, multimedia, location-based entertainment, social systems, and programming languages.
He also discovered JSON, the world's most loved data interchange format. He is currently working on making the web a secure and reliable software delivery platform. He has his work cut out for him.