August 7, 2014

On This Date in in 1970, the first North American Computer Chess Championship (NACCC) was held in New York City. This was a tournament which had computer compete against computer to determine the eventually electronic winner. No humans were harmed in this tournament and none of the computer programming team members actually got laid. It wasn’t until 1991 that computer geeks acquired semi-sexy status, along with their huge paychecks.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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