Not just any Amiga
guy, but indeed the Father
of the Amiga.
Jay Miner designed the Agnus
chip, which is one of the most central chips in the now obsolete OCS
architechture, which was installed in the first generation of Amigas.
Jay brought his dog, Mitchy
to work every day. Legend says that he would show his chip designs to Mitchy. If the dog wagged her (*) tail, the design made it to the chip.
If you didn't already know, the Amiga 1000
, the first Amiga model has the names of all the desing team molded underneath the top cover. The paw print is Mitchy's.
Here is the message posted on Jay's BBS, "The Mission", after he passed away.
From Gary Chow MSG 48 OF 53
To All Has Reply 49
Date Sun 26 Jun 94 13:18
Subject Jay Miner
Jay Miner passed away June 20, 1994, at the El Camino Hospital in Mountain
View. The actual cause of death was heart failure, but it was the result of
kidney complications. A private memorial service will be held in July.
He'll be greatly missed and much remembered.
(*) Mitchy's gender is not 100%, but I'm quite certain it is female. /msg me if you have 100% information!