Friday, February 10, 2006

I am curious, Blue

kasparov vs deep blue IBM

Ten years ago today a supercomputer beat a number one ranked chess grand master for the 1st time. The Russian flag for Kasparov I understand, but the other one puzzled me, as you might imagine. According to Wikipedia, this is a promotional IBM photo, from here:

I went to, and sure enough, this was another Wikipedia hack, as "thetech"
had the correct US flag. A pretty skillful hack , too. But I fixed it, and the US flag is back at Wiki. I'm guessing the photo-hacker won't claim copyright infringement.