Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Nick DeWolfe Photo Archive

There's an amazing project on flickr call the Nick DeWolfe photo archive. Here's the link: Loads of Boston area in the 50's 60's 70's, motorcycle races in the desert, 1970's, the list goes on and on. Then this set of pictures comes up - wow:


He's "somebody" - any idea, friends?

1972 - I've never been to Hawaii, but I know today it would be wall to wall people given the same conditions, not just this one wahine. She's in her 60's today - scary when you think about it.

From wikipedia - a little background on the man himself:
Nicholas DeWolf (July 12, 1928 – April 16, 2006) was co-founder of Teradyne, a Boston, Massachusetts-based manufacturer of automatic test equipment. He founded the company in 1960 with Alex d’Arbeloff, a classmate at MIT.

He was born in Philadelphia and he graduated with an S.B. in EECS from MIT in 1948.
During his eleven years as CEO of Teradyne, DeWolf is credited with designing more than 300 semiconductor and other test systems, including the J259, the world's first computer-operated integrated circuit tester.

After leaving Teradyne in 1971, DeWolf moved to Aspen, Colorado, where in 1979, he teamed with artist Travis Fulton to create Aspen's "dancing fountain".

DeWolf also designed a computer system without hard disks or fans; this system (the ON! computer) booted up in seconds, a much faster time than even the computers of today.
In 2001, DeWolf was awarded the Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology. In 2005, Nick and his wife, Maggie DeWolf, were inducted into the Aspen Hall of Fame.

DeWolf was also a keen photographer. DeWolf died in Aspen at the age of 77.