I'm 99% sure this is a guy I know. He was the guy who took over the IRIS Performer team at SGI back in the mid 90's and he later went on to work at one of the guys at Google in charge of Google Maps, and is now a big part of Google Ventures.
Here's some more of Michael. He's a pretty cool dude.
When I was working at SGI and Nintendo to help them get the Nintendo 64 demo ready for Wal*Mart, Toys R Us, and other big guys wanting to see the first demos, Michael came down to take a look at what we were doing for a while. He's a great guy, and very friendly.
Original photo came from Stations' Casinos facebook stream:
BTW, SGI had incredible flight simulator software in the 1980's. I am guessing it was commissioned by the Air Force.
Do you still have a copy of this pic? I am his cousin and would enjoy to see him winning that check. He had told me that story last time I saw him :)
It's still on their facebook page. You just have to scroll down long enough to find March 13th, the original date of this thread.
Yeah, ask him if it's him. If it's not him, looks just like him to me. He should remember me. I worked with Craig Crusty Phillips over at Paradigm and on the Project Reality team for a while at SGI when we were getting our little helicopter thing going for K-Mart, Toys-R-Us and what-not when the first spin of the chipset was being made at SGI headquarters back in around May of 1995 before we started working on PilotWings 64.
He also knew me from the info-performer mailing list days as I answered a lot of questions about Performer when I was working at Texas Instruments, and he came and met with us at Paradigm in Dallas with John Rholf back in 1994-1995 I think after he took Craig's old position at the lead of the Iris Performer project.
Yeah .. the ears are different enough, though. Maybe not Michael. It's been a while since I seen him, and his Google photo has him looking younger than the photo from Stations.
Oh well. Almost a dead-ringer for an aged Michael Jones. LOL.
They only give his first name.
Please help us congratulate Michael on his $10,000 win in our $2 Million Everybody Wins Giveaway!