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Stuart Honeyball

Postby dilwyn » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:41 am

I regret to have to report that I heard this morning of the death of Stuart Honeyball of Miracle Systems.

He passed away peacefully last night (28th March) at 23:45 of cancer, according to his wife, Karin.

I’m sure you’ll all want to join me in extending our condolence to his wife and family and express our great admiration and gratitude for all the work he did for the QL over the years.


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Re: Stuart Honeyball

Postby martyn_hill » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:43 am

Thank you Dilwyn for sharing this sad news.

Heartfelt wishes for his wife and family. God bless them.

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Re: Stuart Honeyball

Postby Pr0f » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:03 am

So many of the names I remember from the beginning are departing...

Sad news indeed - thoughts are with his family and friends

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Re: Stuart Honeyball

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:06 am

Sad news indeed. I met Stuart once, in Chester at a show, and bought a QXL card from him there and then.

My sincere condolences to his family.


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Re: Stuart Honeyball

Postby Sparrowhawk » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:19 am

Indeed, more sad news, very sorry to hear of this.

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Re: Stuart Honeyball

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:32 am

Very sad news :(

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Re: Stuart Honeyball

Postby pjw » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:10 pm

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This is how I remember him.

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Re: Stuart Honeyball

Postby janbredenbeek » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:30 pm

Very sad news :(

He and his colleagues came to Eindhoven many times, sometimes even on folding bikes backpacked full of Gold Cards.

My condolences to his family, the QL community will remember him forever as the Miracle guy who gave the QL a second life...


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Re: Stuart Honeyball

Postby Dave » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:48 pm

A real loss. Stuart Honeyball was behind some of the most important developments for the community. Without his work, far fewer of us would still be here using this machine.

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Re: Stuart Honeyball

Postby Peter » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:20 pm

Very sad news indeed. It was always the hardware that pulled me toward the QL, and before I could afford my own printed circuit boards, Stuart Honeyball seemed like a hero for me.

In my QL times, only Stuart Honeyball designed systems that contained the "heart" of a computer, the microprocessor and its surroundings. The GC, SGC and QXL were not only peripherals. They were computers - just without graphics. Especially the SuperGoldCard was a masterpiece. We will always remember him!

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