Thursday, May 1, 2008

The "Deep Blue" Goodbye

The late mystery writer John D. MacDonald once played a game of chess against Ernest Hemingway. Perhaps this explains why Travis McGee's sidekick Meyer is a chess aficionado.

The first Travis McGee mystery The Deep Blue Goodbye is about to be made into a movie. But it does not tell the tale of what IBM said to its chessplaying computer that defeated Garry Kasparov!