Who Is W. F. ("Woof") Hamilton?

W. F. Hamilton is not a fictional character. He's real.

He's an eleventh-generation native of South Carolina but he spent most of his adult life far from the South.

In 1967, when he was twenty-two years old, he took employment with a large defense contractor in southern California, mainly to avoid conscription. In that role he worked two and a half years in Southeast Asia as a civilian computer programmer, thereby dodging the draft but not the Vietnam war.

For three decades after the war he supported himself doing engineering and software development for various projects related to military earth satellites. He lived in California, Massachusetts and, for a few years, on a small, remote island in the Pacific.

He's now retired and living in South Carolina.

He maintains this site to record his exploration into topics that engage his interest.