MRC Member Albert Buurmeijer (MSXHolder) died at 62

MRC Member Albert Buurmeijer (MSXHolder) died at 62

بواسطة Sander بتاريخ 14-07-2022, 22:04
المناقشة: MSX Related
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Dear MSX friends,

Already a few weeks ago one of my best friends, Albert Buurmeijer, died at the age of 62. On Wednesday the 8th of June. I didn't gave it much exposure, first of all because of my own emotions, second of all because the family needed some time to think over my request to make it public. You see, Albert was not someone who liked to be in the spotlight. Luckily the family turned around and I think it's time to give you a little insight. Albert was a kind and warm person who was always available to help out with solving technical problems during the development and testing of SuperSoniq's MSX products, and we had many late night talks about the past, present and future of our beloved MSX computer. We imported a lot of MSX goods for repairs and our collections, we did many treasure hunts around Holland, picking up stuff and visiting stores, fairs and meetings.

Albert knew all the key players during the commercial MSX period. He was for instance a frequent guest at the Philips Natlab in Eindhoven where Philips' MSX development took place. Albert also helped out Philips at the famous Firato Fairs. Albert also tested a lot of Philips MSX hardware, some of which never hit the market (but ended up in his collection). Apart from all this, Albert was married to Rieke Wendt for 39 years.

Last but not least, Albert probably has had one of the biggest MSX collections on this planet with well over 120 different computers (not counting any doubles), countless hardware interfaces, racks with computer software and all the documentation that came with it.

To give you a glimpse of his collection I asked Saleh Alzaid, one of the biggest collectors in the Middle East, to share the video footage he shot during his visit to Albert's house in October 2015. It's a little personal but it's the only footage we have.

I wish his best friend Rob, his family and friends all the needed strength in the coming time.

Albert, I'm proud to have known you and your legacy will not be forgotten.

Until we meet again,

Sander

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التعليقات (27)

بواسطة Pencioner

Scribe (1508)

صورة Pencioner

15-07-2022, 00:02

Rest In Peace, Albert. Condolences to family. Nothing to add...

بواسطة Haze

Master (147)

صورة Haze

15-07-2022, 01:07

Thanks for sharing. Condolences to Albert's friends and family.

Even with a quick search, you can see that his passion for collecting had already contributed many finer pieces of knowledge regarding rare machines and prototypes. His efforts will forever be remembered.

بواسطة ray2day

Paladin (695)

صورة ray2day

15-07-2022, 08:01

Like said before, together with Remy and Wammes, we lost three true dedicated MSX pioneers this year. I know Albert as a MVM clubmember; A modest man with the most knowledge of MSX hardware ever. If you wanted to know (correct) technical specifications and information, often included with a complete history of a particular MSX, he was the guy!! And I am damned sure he had the biggest MSX computer/hardware collection on earth ever! With some extremely rare computers and prototypes. Hope someone will preserve his MSX collection for the future.

بواسطة edoz

Prophet (2445)

صورة edoz

15-07-2022, 11:57

Thank you for sharing this Sander. It is very sad and I remember him as a very nice guy! I wish everyone close to him the best ….

بواسطة ro

Scribe (4757)

صورة ro

15-07-2022, 22:44

Thank you for being on this planet with us, Albert. Hope you' get a chance to continue your MSX passion in heaven. Rest in Peace.

بواسطة tingis53

Paragon (1113)

صورة tingis53

15-07-2022, 21:57

Rest in peace

بواسطة MSX4ever

Master (246)

صورة MSX4ever

16-07-2022, 06:07

I had visited him several years ago. He had repaired a Sony SMC drive for
me and showed me his huge collection. He was a very friendly man and a
lot of passion for the MSX event. Also I wish everyone close to him the best.

بواسطة syn

Prophet (2097)

صورة syn

16-07-2022, 10:49

My condolences to his friends and family. I've only talked with him a handful of time, very nice and friendly guy.

بواسطة sd_snatcher

Prophet (3555)

صورة sd_snatcher

17-07-2022, 04:26

This is sad. My feelings for his friends and family.

بواسطة Pac

Scribe (6776)

صورة Pac

17-07-2022, 11:27

I remember him always involved in technical forum threads sharing his wisdom. We will miss his support forever, a big loss.

بواسطة Accumulator

Rookie (28)

صورة Accumulator

18-07-2022, 23:10

Rest in peace. My condolences to his family, friends and everyone who knew him. May his earthly presence never be forgotten.

بواسطة switch

Rookie (32)

صورة switch

19-07-2022, 07:49

That is my intention.

بواسطة dan

Master (235)

صورة dan

19-07-2022, 12:37

too young, too sad. my condolences. rip

بواسطة Latok

msx guru (3876)

صورة Latok

20-07-2022, 10:55

Way too young :/ Thank you very everything you did for MSX, msxholder!

بواسطة JasonLee

Resident (40)

صورة JasonLee

20-07-2022, 15:17

Too soon Crying

بواسطة KdL

Paragon (1448)

صورة KdL

23-07-2022, 00:18

I am very sad. He left too soon. Crying

بواسطة niek

Expert (112)

صورة niek

26-07-2022, 14:10

Rest in peace. I hope his collection makes it to the Bonami Museum, then his name will live on there.

بواسطة PingPong

Prophet (3905)

صورة PingPong

29-07-2022, 12:42

My Condolences.
Every time I read those kind of post on mrc a deep sense of sadness catch me.
We are on this planet for a very short period of time, a wink, and when we leave, a lot of good things we have done, are lost.
Recently I am beginning to read too much frequently those kind of messages, meaning that time ha passed

بواسطة Latok

msx guru (3876)

صورة Latok

31-07-2022, 22:28

For many of us, the last 20 years were the busiest yet, with having something of a career, a family and stuff like that. Being occupied makes time goes by so fast. And suddenly, people around us are old and start dying.

Time to slow down, to slow down time...

بواسطة KdL

Paragon (1448)

صورة KdL

06-08-2022, 04:41

Latok wrote:

Time to slow down, to slow down time...

I have a lot of time to myself because I'm single, but I assure you that the perception is the same, it doesn't depend on commitments, it depends on age. The further we get, the more time flies, it is our brain that discards frames because it is now too full of everything.

بواسطة switch

Rookie (32)

صورة switch

13-08-2022, 09:41

How many of you would be interested in an exhibition of Alberts msx computers?

بواسطة OeiOeiVogeltje

Paragon (1409)

صورة OeiOeiVogeltje

14-08-2022, 00:30

yes,me , id like to see what he has collected

بواسطة tfh

Prophet (3220)

صورة tfh

14-08-2022, 00:42

switch wrote:

How many of you would be interested in an exhibition of Alberts msx computers?

Yes, definately. It's probably the only chance we will get to see some very special MSX models.

بواسطة switch

Rookie (32)

صورة switch

31-08-2022, 08:20

If it would only be to look at would that be enough?

بواسطة switch

Rookie (32)

صورة switch

13-09-2022, 19:48

I took 90 pictures of his computers. Interested?

بواسطة mtn

Champion (269)

صورة mtn

15-09-2022, 18:08

Please put them on msx.pics?

بواسطة switch

Rookie (32)

صورة switch

16-09-2022, 17:54

There are three pictures on msx.pics for the moment.