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Subject: Re: Novag etc. - old chess computers

Author: Karsten Bauermeister

Date: 09:48:25 09/26/98

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On September 23, 1998 at 21:04:49, Les Walker wrote:

>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.

Hi boys!

Thank you very much for the compliment that you trust me to do this!
A few years ago I planned to write a book about old chess computers. Because
this is exactly my passion! I am not only collecting old chess computers,
sometimes I feel free to write an "Oldie-article" for the German computer chess
magazine "Computerschach & Spiele".
There I have written some more or less clever things about the SciSys Mark V,
the Novag Robot, Mephisto I-III, old Fidelity computers, Conchess and some more.
When I read the Idea of Steven Schwartz for an 'Computer-Chess-Archiv' I thought
this could be a way to keep this informations for people. When this will be
done, I will add my knowledge and perhaps some pictures or other things.

But I am afraid I will not have the time to write a whole series about old chess
computers regulary ... Sorry!

When anyone wants some information or have some problems with any old chess
computer or wants buy/sell anything I will answer him here of course.


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