Chris Bedford works for Adobe on the Flash documentation team, where he writes Using Flash and other Flash related documentation. Chris grew up in northern California during the 1970's, with a British father and an Italian mother. He'd often wake up to his mother's opera arias playing on the stereo, and a breakfast that included marmite on toast. He doesn't feel particularly Californian, but isn't certain what other nationality he could lay claim to. He'd like to think he’s British by osmosis (as indicated by his liking for Bass ale, marmite, and Public Image Ltd.). However, all of his culinary preferences are firmly rooted on the Italian side.