Digital Camera Inventor Died this month

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by flash, May 24, 2011.

  1. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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    Willard S. Boyle, the inventor of the CCD, died May 7, in Wallace Canada.

    Mr Boyle, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics, with George Smith (for their invention), was 86 years old. An obituary can be read in the LA Times.

    Willard Boyle obituary: Willard Boyle, a father of the digital camera, dies - Los Angeles Times

    (via: The Online Photographer)

    So sometime soon have a drink for Mr Boyle. For he is a big part of the reason we get to enjoy this forum and our passion for photography so much, in the digital age.


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  2. Luckypenguin

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    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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  3. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 2, 2010
    Yes, nice to give recognition to the people who actually make these things possible.

    Cheers from me also.
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Salud Boyle ... RIP, you have contributed to making our world better.