John Draper vs Don Draper

I stumbled across John Draper’s (aka Captain Crunch) website last night and mentioned to my wife how cool I had always thought Draper was and how much I thought he exemplified the hacker ethos of the early microcomputer movement. Draper was a prominent phone phreak in the 1970s who passed his skills on to many other early hackers, most prominently of course Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

My wife was utterly confounded by my statements and it took five minutes before it dawned on me

This is the Draper I was talking about:

John Draper

This is the Draper my wife (naturally) thought I was talking about:

Don Draper
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