|I am deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of the great Bob
Tomalski. His many talents will be missed by many people. My condolences to all Bob's
friends and family.
|I was shocked to hear the sad news of Bob's death. I loved the way that
Bob was so enthusiastic about technology and I've learned so much from him. I've just been
looking at the many messages all over the net and there are so many people who will miss
|I first came across Bob a few years ago on Talk Radio early on weekend
mornings. His "Inspector Gadget" feature was always un-missable despite
sometimes having to set the alarm clock to wake me up to hear it!
I soon noticed his name cropping up in the media everywhere I was reading about the
gadgets and technologies I found interesting. From home cinema to computers, satellite TV
to shortwave radio, he knew it all. As someone with
such in depth knowledge of such a wide range of technology - and true enthusiasm to go
with it - Bob inspired me and I knew I could trust his opinions. I'm sorry I never met him
or bothered to send an email to say "thanks".
To all his family and friends, my condolences.
|It was a great shock to hear the passing away of Bob on Technofile.
Over the past year, I've been watching the show every week, and Bob's presentation of new
gadgets, was the most interesting part of the show. Technofile has a considerable audience
in Sri Lanka, and I'm sure like me all others who watch it regularly will sadly miss Bob
on the show. My Deepest condolences to Bob's family and friends.
Lasith Gunawardena, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
|I can only echo the sentiments of many others who have posted here, the
Home Cinema Choice Online forum and in uk.media.home-cinema. I feel stunned by this and he
was comparatively young. I guess none of us know when it's our time to go.
I'd known him by email for about 6-7 years and it's thanks to him that I was introduced to
write for What Video/Home Cinema Choice. It was in response to a completely unrelated
newsgroup post in 1994 when I detailed the chain of
hassles I had centered around getting money out of a cashpoint near home.
I mentioned the wide screen video list I'd done at the time and it then appeared over
three months at the start of 1995 in What Video after he introduced me, again by email, to
Steve May, then-editor of WV and now of course HCC editor. I
met Steve when I went for a job interview at HCC but sadly didn't get to meet Bob.
When I saw the thread title in uk.media.home-cinema I thought it was someone's idea of a
sick joke as it just didn't seem real. Makes me feel like I want to email him to ask him
if it's true, however bizarre that sounds.
With so many technological advancements always on the horizon, I only hope that on the
other side he's having the chance to try them all out before we can.
I agree to the suggestion made on the Home Cinema Choice Online forums by another reader
of a Bob Tomalski award for Technical Excellence, by the way.
RIP Bob. You will be missed.
|It's a sad thing to see part someone who loved technology and gysmos so
much. I only new him from tecnofile and i saw the fascination in his eyes like a little
kid talking about is new toy. For all gysmo lovers it's a sad news. Tecnofile will not be
the same again...
Nelson P. , from Portugal
|They say the best die young...!
|My deepest condolences to Bob's family and friends. A great loss to
|Bob was always a great friend to our programme, very generous with his
time, and respected by our team and our viewers for his knowledge of so many fields. He
will be greatly missed.
Working Lunch, BBC2
|I missed your last edition of Technofile due to work commitments but I
do have your web site in my favourites. What a big shock it was to read about the death of
Bob. I always enjoyed his banter and expertise. I shall miss watching him. My Deepest
condolences go to his poor family and friends.
May He Rest In Peace.