John Draper

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope
John Draper

Name: John Thomas Draper

Born: 1943

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer programmer and former phone phreak using the legendary Blue Box.
  • Wrote EasyWriter, the first word processor for the Apple II.
  • Often referred to and known as Captain Crunch, Crunch, or Crunchman (after Cap'n Crunch, the mascot of a breakfast cereal). After discovering the exploit of a children's whistle to create a 2600 frequency and get free phone calls.
  • He is a legendary figure within the computer programming world.
  • Operated a pirate radio station out of a Volkswagen van.