JSON is a simple data interchange format. It is rare among standards in that minimalism was one of the principle goals of its design. Radical minimalism made it possible for JSON to compete successfully against entrenched, maximal standards. This is the true story of the origins of JSON, and how it overcame intolerance, inurement, and death threats to become the World Wide Web's favorite data interchange standard.
Recorded 2009-11-04 at Øredev - oredev.org