Archive for date: March 30, 2007

Claude Shannon on Chess

March 30, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Claude Shannon’s paper Programming a computer to play chess from 1950. Good stuff from the history of computer science. Technorati Tags: Claude Shannon, Chess Addendum: A terrific collection of computer chess links. Addendum2: An equally famous paper was Arthur Samuel’s 1959 publication on writing a Checkers program. Unlike Shannon’s work, Samuel was interested in creating […]

Sam Loyd’s Cyclopedia of Puzzles

March 30, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Cool. Scans of Sam Loyd’s Cyclopedia of Puzzles. Neat! Sam Loyd’s Cyclopedia of Puzzles Technorati Tags: Puzzles

Morning Baseball Learnin’…

March 30, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was bored with the scouting reports on XM this morning, so I surfed over to channel 200 where Bob Dylan was playing music with a baseball theme. One of the songs that he played was Teddy Reynolds singing “Strike one”, which is all about pitcher Don Newcombe. I wasn’t paying too much attention, and […]