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  • Oct 2005.
    Read article Made a copy unto Wrote to Mark and Gary. got this idea to develop iPod as go game console. would like nymia to be interested in also. dreaming still...

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    i have a revolutionary plan in my mind. One side effect of my plan is to provide an objective way to show the merits of copyright vs copyleft, imperative vs declarative, lazy vs. strict, cooperative vs. defective/competitive, mind vs body among its participants.

    Links to current practical development of weiqi/go/baduk will be compiled under allthingsgo . I mainly wish to explore higher order logic in the branch of pure mathematics as applicable to this ancient way of life. I am also interested in social/psychological/artistic aspect of the classic of weiqi.

    Other people's viewpoints

  • ...[it is] something unearthly...If there are sentient beings on other planets, then they play Go. - Emanuel Lasker, chess grandmaster
  • There are on the Go board 360 intersections plus one. The number on is supreme and gives rise to the other numbers because it occupies the ultimate position and governs the four quarters. 360 represents the number of days in the [lunar]year. The division of the Go board into four quarters symbolizes the four seasons. The 72 points on the circumference represent the [five-day]weeks of the [Chinese lunar]calendar. The balance of Yin and Yang is the model for the equal division of the 360 stones into black and white. - From The Classic of Go, by Chang Nui(Published between 1049 and 1054)
  • Monks who have a talent for it play go with women and become their lovers. - Yamaoka Genrin, Edo-period essayist
  • Beyond being merely a game, to enthusiasts Go can take on other meanings: of a nature analogous with life, an intense meditation, a mirror of one's personality, an exercise in abstract reasoning, or, when played well, a beautiful art in which Black and White dance across the board in delicate balance. - Anonymous Go player
  • Unlike chess and its different pieces and complicated rules, Go is played with balck and white stones equal in value, seemingly make it compatible with the binary nature of computers. Since the aim of a move is to control the most territory, the optimal move yields the maximum amount of territory -- a simple counting procedure and a chore computers excel at. Yet in spite of the efforts of the world's best programmers over the last 30 years, the level of computer Go remains about that of a human who has studied Go for a month. -- Richard Bozulich
  • Studying go is a wonderful way to develop both the creative as well as the logical abilities of children because to play it both sides of the brain are necessary. -- Cho Chikun, among the world's strongest players and one of the three great prodigies in Go history
  • That play of black upon white, white upon black, has the intenet and takes the form of creative art. It has in it a flow of the spirit and a harmony of music. Everything is lost when suddenly a fase note in struck, or one party in a duet suddenly launches forth on an eccentric flight of his own. A masterpiece of a game can be ruined by insensitivity to the feelings of an adversary. -- From The Master of Go, by Yasunari Kawabata, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Go is to Western chess what philosophy is to double entry accounting. -- From Shibumi
  • Those interested in impressing others with their intelligence play chess. Those who would settle for being chic play backgammon. Those who wish to become individuals of quality, take up Go. -- Microcomputer Executive and an expert Player, when asked to compare Go with other games
  • About three hundred years ago an eminent Chinese monk came to Japan on a visit and was shown the diagram of a game of Go which a master of that time had recently played. Without knowing anything of the game save the sketchy description they gave him, the monk studied the moves as shown on the record, and after a few moments remarked with much admiration and respect that the player must have been a man who had become enlightened, which was indeed the case. It is interesting to note that this story is told on the one hand by Go players to illustrate the quality of the game and on the other hand by Buddhists to show the acuity of the monk from China. -- From Go and the Three Games by William Pinckard
  • The board is a mirror of the mind of the players as the moments pass. When a master studies the record of a game he can tell at what point greed overtook the pupil, when he became tired, when he fell into stupidity, and when the maid came by with tea. -- Anonymous Go player


  • type:=chip chuck
    I appreciate your interest. You can mail me at:
    Chuck Moore
    410 Star Hill Rd
    Woodside CA 94062
    I'll look over the material you sent at first opportunity.

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