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Date: 03 Feb 2008 17:50:28
From: laocmo
Subject: A computer-database replacing chess books query
Do you think the computer and large databases of games will eventually
replace chess books? Personally I prefer a book and a real set in front
of me for study. Somehow that seems more like real learning than a
computer screen. But then Iím an old timer. A big selection of chess
books is always for sale on eBay. See http://tinyurl.com/2oxqmy for
instance. Usually they sell for bargain prices.




 
Date: 04 Feb 2008 08:17:53
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Subject: Re: A computer-database replacing chess books query
On Feb 3, 5:50 pm, laocmo <loliv...@insight.rr.com > wrote:
> Do you think the computer and large databases of games will eventually
> replace chess books? Personally I prefer a book and a real set in front
> of me for study. Somehow that seems more like real learning than a
> computer screen. But then I'm an old timer. A big selection of chess
> books is always for sale on eBay. Seehttp://tinyurl.com/2oxqmyfor
> instance. Usually they sell for bargain prices.

There has recently been a trend toward reissuing public domain
classics in CD or e-book format. The results have been rather mixed. A
few examples:

http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review372.pdf
http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review312.pdf
http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review415.pdf



 
Date: 03 Feb 2008 17:11:54
From: Mike Murray
Subject: Re: A computer-database replacing chess books query
On Sun, 03 Feb 2008 17:50:28 -0500, laocmo <loliver2@insight.rr.com >
wrote:

>Do you think the computer and large databases of games will eventually
>replace chess books? Personally I prefer a book and a real set in front
>of me for study. Somehow that seems more like real learning than a
>computer screen. But then Iím an old timer. A big selection of chess
>books is always for sale on eBay. See http://tinyurl.com/2oxqmy for
>instance. Usually they sell for bargain prices.


Several books are now being published in *both* formats.