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Subject: Re: Novag etc. - old chess computers

Author: Les Walker

Date: 18:04:49 09/23/98

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On September 22, 1998 at 13:59:54, Jim Phillips wrote:

>On September 19, 1998 at 16:44:52, Karsten Bauermeister wrote:
>>Hey guys!
>>What'S wrong with you all?  Didn't you love your old chess computers?
>>I still own almost all my old chess computers. Including of course the famous
>>Constellation 2.0, Constellation 3.6 and the Super-Constalleation!
>>They are stroked and I always look after them... and sometimes I get one and
>>play a few games, frustrating, that all these small machines are playing so
>I have only owned one dedicated chess computer in my life: a Fidelity
>Sensory Chess Challenger 8 which I purchased in 1982.  I still keep it in
>the original box, have the sales receipt, have the Fidelity sales brochure
>that came with it, and I still occasionally play a game against it.  It is
>weak by today's standards, but it has brought many "casual" players to
>their knees.  I love it, and I will never get rid of it.  B^D
>Have you ever considered doing a running series of posts, each detailing
>the history, specifications, etc. of a particular model?  I for one would
>be an avid reader....
>-Jim Phillips

Yes, that is a most excellent idea Jim. How about it Karsten, do you have the
free time for something like this?

Les W.

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