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Subject: Re: Sensory Board Problem?

Author: KarinsDad

Date: 15:16:16 01/20/99

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On January 20, 1999 at 15:26:12, Michael Ginat wrote:

>thanks for your input Karinsdad
>Maybe I'm wrong but I think you underestimate the marketability of a reasonably
>priced sensory board. Sure not everyone can afford 600 DM for a DGT or $295 for
>a Novag, but there are plenty of people investing hundreds of dollars on
>software. There are also people who would love to use such a board to play on
>the internet. I'm a programmer and stare at a screen all day - it would be
>really nice not to have to do that when I'm relaxing or studying chess - surely
>a lot of people think that way...
>If there are any entrepeneurs out there let's get together and design the
>"perfect board" !
>regards/cheers/tchuess/a bientot!,


Maybe I'm wrong, but I know quite a few chess players and I do not personally
know of a single one who has purchased a sensory board. I know many who have
purchased chess software, which by the way is a lot cheaper than a sensory
board. Also, if you did a poll question here in CCC, you would find a higher
percentage of people with them here then within the general chess playing

Personally, I would love to get my hands on a good one. Until that happens (I
hope my wife reads this post), I'll have to settle for playing non-blitz on the
internet and making the moves on the board myself (which I would have to do with
a sensory board at well, it would just speed up my moves being sent back).


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