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.