AOL co-founder Steve Case snaps ominous photo of Tropical Storm Iselle as it approaches Hawaii



Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL, is in Honolulu and happened to snap a rather ominous-looking photo of the calm before the storm there. Iselle was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm before it made landfall Friday morning on Hawaii's Big Island.

Case, who according to his Twitter profile is now the chairman of the Case Foundation and Revolution, posted the photo to Twitter earlier today.

About two hours later, Case posted another photo on Twitter depicting the deteriorating conditions as Tropical Storm Iselle blew into town.

Case was born in Honolulu in 1958, according to He went on to be an entrepreneur and business man early in his career before taking a job in 1983 with Control Video, a company that would later evolve into AOL. Two years later, reports, the company changed its name to Quantum Computer Services. It wasn't until 1991 that the name AOL was born, the result of a company contest to select a new name. The person who picked the winning name: one Steve Case. The next year he became AOL's CEO, a position he would hold until he became chairman of AOL Time Warner, Inc. in what was one of the largest corporate media mergers ever, a $166 billion acquisition.

For more on AOL's history, click here. And for more photos of Iselle posted to Twitter, check out the slide at the top of this article.