Don Box found Kraig Brockschmidt on the Web. I've used Kraig's book Inside OLE 2 for many years. I've used it even the time when the term ActiveX was preferred - it was still the best book (although outdated) in that area.
Kraig was into construction, singing, real estate, importing, photography, forest management, cooking, graphic design, mechanics, retail sales, childhood education, Yoga...... after his job at Microsoft.
I wonder what we will be doing after .NET 4.0.