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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chess Fans…



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A very interesting post from KW Regan on the rapid growth in networked communication (via computers/internet) here:

http://rjlipton.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/the-speed-of-communication/

The last third-or-so is a recounting of an event I don't even remember: a "Kasparov versus the world" chess match in 1999 between then-reigning world chess master Garry Kasparov and a collaborative world community. Kasparov, heavily-favored, eventually won the game after an amazingly hard-fought 62 moves and called it the "greatest game in the history of chess."

The earlier portion of the post deals with archival Kurt Gödel correspondence.
Great stuff!

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