7 Jun 2000 nate   » (Journeyer)

Exams avoidance is a wonderful thing. I've always been curious about Go, and whilst reading slashdot the other day, Jean-Loup Gailly (the gzip and now Mandrake dude) mentioned on his home page that he was an avid go player (and also that he helped spec the ada programming language!)

So I downloaded a couple of packages he recommended (igowin for a good tutor, and xgospel for a good IGO client) and now I'm learning how to play go. To me, go is the most sophisticated game, others are mere variants of it -- eg. chess is not nearly as complex as go.

I wonder if an analysis of the games hackers like would produce trends, the same as for other hacker hobbies? Do we all like strategy games, endeavouring to rule the world/board?

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