Board Member of the Foresight Nanotech Institute
Chairman of the Board at Electronic Frontier Foundation 2000-2010
Brad Templeton, active in the computer network community since 1979, was founder and publisher at ClariNet Communications Corp., the electronic newspaper that was perhaps the earliest dot-com company. Brad participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days, and in 1987 founded and edited rec.humor.funny, for many years the world’s most widely read electronic publication. He was the first employee of Personal Software/Visicorp, the first major microcomputer applications software company. He later founded Looking Glass Software and over the years was author of a dozen packaged microcomputer software products, including VisiPlot for the IBM-PC, various games, popular tools and utilities for Commodore computers, special Pascal and Basic programming environments designed for education (ALICE), an add-in spreadsheet compiler for Lotus 1-2-3 (3-2-1 Blastoff), and various network related software tools. He currently is also on the board of the Foresight Nanotech Institute and BitTorrent, Inc. and is an active artist at Burning Man and photographer. Brad was Chairman of EFF’s Board of Directors from 2000 to early 2010. He maintains a blog called Brad Ideas.