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The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine - Tom Standage
The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425190395 (0425190390)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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markk
markk rated it
3.0 The chess-playing curiosity of the 18th century
In an age when chess-playing computers are hardly a novelty, it might be hard to imagine just how remarkable people found Wolfgang von Kempelen’s automaton. Though little remembered beyond a handful of afficionados today, Kempelen’s Turk was a remarkable novelty in its day, one that delighted the H...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
5.0 The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine
Another one I read in 2003. My journal notes from the time: >>This is about the 18th century chess playing machine. This author also wrote The Victorian Internet, which I read a while back. . . .This book works in a similar way to the other one. The author documents the Turk's history, in the proces...
gryphyn
gryphyn rated it
4.0 The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-Playing Machine That Fooled the World
Funny little piece of history that was absolutely fascinating. Tom Standage, as usual, writes wonderfully.
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