The development of the chess computer as a consumer product of increasing chess strength, features and sophistication largely predates the internet. Whilst there is now a wealth of information about chess computers on the internet there is not much contemporary published source material in English from that important formative period from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s.
Here I intend to build an archive of articles and other written material about chess computers and computer chess from that period. Hopefully these webpages will grow to include most of what is available. Articles will mainly be from defunct magazines such as Personal Computer World, Creative Computing, Your Computer and Byte which covered the subject until the likes of Selective Search appeared. Some other countries, such as Sweden (Ply) and West Germany (eg Computer Schach & Spiele), were quicker off the mark with specialist publications. Many thanks to Mark Uniacke for providing some of these articles.
To access the articles, which are in pdf format, click on the pictures. NEW articles are those added towards the end of 2015. There are a further seven pages covering :-