John Draper

1943 - Today

John Draper

John Thomas Draper (born March 11, 1943), also known as Captain Crunch, Crunch or Crunchman (after the Cap'n Crunch breakfast cereal mascot), is an American computer programmer and legendary former phone phreak. He is a widely known figure within the computer programming world and the hacker and security community and generally lives a nomadic lifestyle. Following the emergence of the Me Too movement in 2017, allegations against him dating back decades surfaced in media reports and in social media posts concerning claims of inappropriate sexual behavior with young men. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Draper has received more than 426,134 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 64th most popular computer scientist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 430k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.21

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among computer scientists, John Draper ranks 63 out of 187Before him are Ron Rivest, Nolan Bushnell, Jacques Vallée, Richard M. Karp, Martin Hellman, and John Henry Holland. After him are John Cocke, Manuel Blum, Alfred Aho, Edwin Catmull, Dana Scott, and Leonard Adleman.

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Among people born in 1943, John Draper ranks 231Before him are Roberto Rosato, Larry Clark, Peter Hyams, Harley Race, Michael Byrne, and Gary Burton. After him are Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Lauren Hutton, Giovanni Goria, Andrea True, Christine McVie, and Giuseppe Versaldi.

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Among people born in United States, John Draper ranks 3,804 out of 12,171Before him are William Atherton (1947), Robert Mills (1927), Gary Burton (1943), Whitfield Diffie (1944), Marion Ross (1928), and Robert Blake (1933). After him are Bob Saget (1956), Eddie Albert (1906), Ralph Rose (1885), Thomas Newman (1955), Edmund Randolph (1753), and Chico Marx (1887).