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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:14 pm

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I inform you all of Greg Tibbs' passing. He died on Monday, January 27, 2020, at the age of 60. Greg was a computer genius, and he single-handedly invented the Amiga 1000 Rejuvenator in the early 1990s.

His cousin, Herman, contacted me today and told me the news. I felt like I'd been kicked in the stomach and it took me a while to process what I'd just heard. I couldn't believe it.

According to Herman, the Tibbs family knows of the Rejuvenator re-engineering project and it was even fondly mentioned during the funeral. I truly wish we'd been able to get it done before Greg left us, but it wasn't meant to be. I did let Herman know that Greg's name is printed on the new board. I was sincerely hoping to some day fly to Ohio to show him the finished piece in person. I wanted to take him out to dinner and talk shop. We'd shared several really fantastic phone calls and emails together. We have been making real progress, and I'm still having a tough time processing this information.

This news hits me hard, you guys. He was a genius and should not be forgotten from Amiga lore. The fact that his board - to this very day - is so highly sought after 30 years later speaks for itself.

R.I.P. Mr. Tibbs. We won't give up.
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Dynamic_Computing

Posted Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:27 pm

So sorry to hear that! What a shame to pass so young. I am so happy that his legacy will live on in the new board!

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joethezombie

Posted Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:20 pm

Oh no! I am in shock... such terrible news out of nowhere! Whilst anticipating the joys of success on the horizon, a brilliant sunset crosses on another. I don't even know what to say...

He has left a mark so wide through his innovations, that he will always be remembered by Amiga 1000 aficionados as the creator of the ultimate upgrade.

A toast to Mr. Greg Tibbs, the genius who has directed a very willing portion of my life, and has taught me so much in the hobbies I love. Much respect good sir.

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:30 pm

Joe. My man. If you and Christian get us to the promised land... I’m not a religious guy, but I know to my core Greg would be proud, and so happy.

Damn I wanted him to see it, and to see the cheering world wide. I’m torn up.

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thedevilbunny
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Posted Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:14 pm

I'm sorry to hear the news. Clearly this man had quite a mind, and the skill to back it up. He was taken too soon. Rest In Peace, and thank you.





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