Article says “Spring 1999”, so the OGs in here probably read it back then in print, but for the rest of us, here
Not read yet but I guess it’s similar to this:
Which I really enjoyed.
I picked it up for $1 in the shell and slate closing down sale…
The only forumgoer who I’m aware was playing go in 1999 is @gennan . If there really were more “OGs” around then the I remember… game would’ve made it before 2015.
I played go earlier than that but entirely “non-scene”
I thought you were on hiatus from Go in that year. Were you actually playing in '99?
You’re right, probably not in 99. I misread
I suddenly feel really old… (I’m 51 and I started in 1988)
A slight comfort: I know players who started before I was born.
@trohde: thanks for reminding me.
Did plan to give some more info than a book cover with some blurry letters on it.
Well here it is.
Ah, this is a great article!
I would also suspect that @trohde was playing in 1999.
Very nice article IMO, someone pointed me to it a few years ago
It’s the same author, William S. Cobb (I have that book also, got it when it was a lot cheaper.)
Heh what shall I say—I arrived at 2⁶ a few days ago, and had my first encounter with Go around 1963 or ’64 (but many long pauses in between), and I’m just around ~6k …
How would you come to that? But yeah, you’re right I also played some from the late ’80s to early 90’s, and from early to mid-70s also, but didn’t understand any of it really—for example, we used to multiply the Komi with the number of Handicap stones
I kinda expected a new thread in Go variants by now…