Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
#platocomputer #cerl #chess #leonardnimoy #startrek
The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture
"While Nimoy was seated down at the terminal, one of the things they showed him was the chess terminal. No ordinary chess terminal this, a marvel at the time...with a fully graphical display...connected to a remote server running Chess 4.2, a then-renound chess program. This was no toy; this was the real thing."
"We logged him in and he said, 'Oh, I don't know how to play chess. Everybody thinks I know how to play chess, but I don't know how to play.'" - Brian Dear, The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture (2017)