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Re:Mickey's chess computer :)
« on: March 1, 2005, 10:00AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on March  1, 2005, 01:07AM   

I like the name.

The dividing line between what is a collectable chess computer and what is a toy, video game, PDA, arcade machine etc can get quite blurred.

By collecting it and putting it up on websites certain chess computer collectors have given the Novag Magic Castle a legitimacy. At the same time it has been commonly decided that chess computers started in 1977 with the CC1, whereas there were video cartridge games before that which played chess. The Great Game Machine played checkers, blackjack and Othello, using cartridges but is regarded as a chess computer.

Maybe others will come along with websites and influence the boundaries of what is a collectable chess computer.

If we have a poll on whether the Magic Castle is a toy or a chess computer I am voting Toy.

Mike

No. I haven't got one. 



Yes, that castle one is quite not on my wanted list. But again, I kind of have my own way of looking at things but I would only get that if I ran across it in a very good deal, which is very unlikely to happen, and even then, mostly for curiosity.

I also have another way of looking at what I want in "chess computers", for example, to me, a prototype or a Lego made one is something I would like to have. Even an Atari 2600 with that chess cartridge would be on my list along with an an old Apple computer + a first chess game for it.

But that's just me, I'm silly like that I guess you can tell that when you see me going after a watch that runs Palm OS so that I can run a chess program on it and call it a "wristwatch chess computer"

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Re:Mickey's chess computer :)
« Reply #1 on: March 1, 2005, 07:25AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on March  1, 2005, 05:24AM   


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Well I certainly haven't got one of those in my possession  .

If it looks crazy, sounds crazy and people say that is crazy then it must be..............

Which reminds me. How is Richard Branson doing?

Mike


Are you saying that Sir Richard is also crazy?

His picture has been all over our local paper this morning, along with shots of the plane's takeoff at 7pm last evening.  It got off the ground smoothly, but took a long time.  With over 80% of the plane's weight in fuel, and the thing being quite fragile, the take-off is the most dicey part of the flight.

It is supposed to return here to Salina sometime Thursday afternoon.  I wonder what Sir Richard and his entourage will be doing for the next few days.  Salina isn't exactly a hotbed of activity.

I wonder if I could interest him in a Phantom 6100!? (chess notation here)

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« Reply #2 on: March 1, 2005, 05:24AM »
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I don't want one either, but isn't it rated about 1400 elo?  That would put it above several that each of us owns.

It still looks like a toy, though.  Some people will collect anything.  I have heard that a few crazies have purchased chess computers made of *glass* that produce some sort of lighted path for moves that look neat in the dark.  I won't mention any names here. 

Now that is crazy! 

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Well I certainly haven't got one of those in my possession  .

If it looks crazy, sounds crazy and people say that is crazy then it must be..............

Which reminds me. How is Richard Branson doing?

Mike
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« Reply #3 on: March 1, 2005, 03:29AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on March  1, 2005, 01:07AM   

I like the name.

The dividing line between what is a collectable chess computer and what is a toy, video game, PDA, arcade machine etc can get quite blurred.

By collecting it and putting it up on websites certain chess computer collectors have given the Novag Magic Castle a legitimacy. At the same time it has been commonly decided that chess computers started in 1977 with the CC1, whereas there were video cartridge games before that which played chess. The Great Game Machine played checkers, blackjack and Othello, using cartridges but is regarded as a chess computer.

Maybe others will come along with websites and influence the boundaries of what is a collectable chess computer.

If we have a poll on whether the Magic Castle is a toy or a chess computer I am voting Toy.

Mike

No. I haven't got one. 








I don't want one either, but isn't it rated about 1400 elo?  That would put it above several that each of us owns.

It still looks like a toy, though.  Some people will collect anything.  I have heard that a few crazies have purchased chess computers made of *glass* that produce some sort of lighted path for moves that look neat in the dark.  I won't mention any names here. 

Now that is crazy! 

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Re:Mickey's chess computer :)
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I like the name.

The dividing line between what is a collectable chess computer and what is a toy, video game, PDA, arcade machine etc can get quite blurred.

By collecting it and putting it up on websites certain chess computer collectors have given the Novag Magic Castle a legitimacy. At the same time it has been commonly decided that chess computers started in 1977 with the CC1, whereas there were video cartridge games before that which played chess. The Great Game Machine played checkers, blackjack and Othello, using cartridges but is regarded as a chess computer.

Maybe others will come along with websites and influence the boundaries of what is a collectable chess computer.

If we have a poll on whether the Magic Castle is a toy or a chess computer I am voting Toy.

Mike

No. I haven't got one. 





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Mickey's chess computer :)
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2005, 04:53PM »
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Anyone interested?

For sale here:
http://www.spiritgames.com/classin.php?UniqueNo=124



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