Co-editor of the blog Boing Boing and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization. He co-founded free software company Opencola, which was sold to the Open Text Corporation of Waterloo.
He grew up in a Jewish activist household and became involved as a child in nuclear disarmament activism and as a Greenpeace campaigner.
He wrote in the 2009 novel Makers.
He married Alice Taylor on October 26th 2008. They had a daughter later that year.
He has criticized Steve Jobs and some of his policies.