Once Tim got his teeth into a subject he rarely let go, and the thing that many of us found amusing was that he presumed we all shared his encyclopedic knowledge of all aspects of high technology (not to mention cricket, motor racing and musicals) writes Nick Patience. When walking past his vantage point in the middle of the open plan office in Soho in London, you were always in danger of his accosting you and demanding your instant opinion on a subject seemingly chosen at random. It could be anything from magneto-optical storage to the latest England batting collapse in cricket. But however stupid or ill-informed you considered your opinion to be, Tim listened attentively, and you always felt that he had lodged it away for future reference in his ever expanding database. Indeed, you often heard your opinion being blended with his in his next random inquisition. I and many others owe him a lot and will miss him.
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Andy Evagora writes: Tim wasn’t the easiest first boss, but I grew to like him. He was definitely one of the brightest and wittiest people I’ve ever met, and I’ll always have good memories of working with him. I remember during the ’88 US election when Bentsen was debating Quayle. There was that famous bit about Quayle’s inexperience. Quayle said: Kennedy was younger than me when he took office, and Bentsen replied: I knew Jack Kennedy. You’re no Jack Kennedy. Tim immediately blurted out: Yeah, he slept with his wife last night!