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How form can affect your appreciation of content

From: Keith Gardner 
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 03:41:00 -0400

Subject: HTML/WWW

You seem to be greatly opposed to browsers such as Netscape and MS IE. I would have to agree Im still waiting for them to fix a few details with Java and HTML issues, which will probably not come about until 5.0 (hopefully without taking over the operating system). I would have to say that your website was unattractive, unnavigatable, and unreadable with the way it was organized.

GNU

GNU CHESS Public licence, Free Software Foundation
Although the Free Software Foundation and I have nothing to do with
each other, I like their attitude, which is the spirit in which I
would like to offer the chess pages. Basically, do what you like
with it, but don't forget it's mine!
  In practical terms:

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Chess Quotes

from: The Psychology of the Chess Player
— Reuben FINE (the man who put the 'anal' into analysis)
"Chess is a contest between two men in which there is considerable ego-involvement. In some way it certainly touches upon the conflicts surrounding aggression, homosexuality, masturbation and narcissism which become particularly prominent in the anal-phallic phases of development. From the standpoint of id psychology, Jones' observations can therefore be confirmed, even enlarged upon. Genetically, chess is more often than not taught to the boy by his father, or a father-substitute, and thus becomes a means of working out the son-father rivalry."

So now you know... It's easy to be dismissive of this, but if you don't think there's anything in it, and are not easily offended, then I invite you to look at a few statements quoted in Dominic Lawson's The Inner Game. The most obvious caution against a psychodynamic interpretation of chess is that Short's anal rape fantasies here seem anything but "unconscious" or "repressed"!