I created this spreadsheet when I started running out of fingers. If there’s anyone missing from the community, or if you have any corrections, please let me know.
Topspeed, JPI, eData/Seisint
Able Staff Scheduler
Team Topspeed, JDA
Computer Advisors, Yellowpad?
Logix Development (LPM)
Total Control Software
Diamond Data Systems
there are a couple of guys there I did not know had died.
a recent loss to covid that I heard about from Rick Martin on the Skype groups was Scott Ripley:
John Scott Ripley
August 9, 1963 to February 18, 2022
Man. I’m sorry to hear that. Thanks Geoff.
also worth adding Nigel Hicks
Topspeed, Co-founder of JPI (from the original Borland team), later went to eData (renamed Seisint) and LexisNexis
died April 2011
Going back a ways - Randy Robinson. Sorry, no dates but a very good tennis player (from the Boca Raton DevCon).
Shit, I had no idea Brian died. Worked with him for a number of years @ JDA
Paul Sink passed on October 16th, 2021, working most recently with our team at Diamond Data Systems.
BTW, you may have a mistake in Greg Bailey’s entry. According to
your own post on Dec 2, 2020, Greg passed the prior Wednesday, which would be November 25, 2020.
Hi Mike. Thanks for letting me know. Must be a date format issue, as I wasn’t notified by his wife until Dec 28, and it was “last wednesday”.
I do appreciate the heads up. Thanks again.
Again, going way back - George Lingo, Clarion Education/Trainer extraordinaire. Fall 1992 I believe.
No doubt in my mind where many folks first learned what was possible with Clarion.
2 as “December 2, 2020”. The 2 up front is probably the edit count, and it appears not to show the day within December until you hover over the date. It’s a bit of an odd display approach… (pencil) Dec '20
If I missed anyone, please let me know. Thanks everybody. Some of the notes had to be abbreviated because the format gets whacked for the whole grid if the text has to wrap.
I think I can add info for JP - birthdate 25th May 1951
Entries there for his father Yuri, who JP described once as a
nose having had a lot to do with the French perfume industry…
used to be a bio of JP somewhere describing his goat herding, jaguar car restoration etc etc
October 6, 2022, 10:12pm
Looks like I’ll have another one to add. I didn’t know about Keith Howington in 2019.
Your sleuthing is fantastic!