Thursday, March 02, 2006

How they did MDLM before laptops

It's snowing like mad outside right now, the shop here in sugarhouse is just about empty, save me and two old guys....

[One of the] old guy[s] has brought a rollout chess game and is teaching himself to play from a book. Nobody to play with, no matter. He sets up a theoretical chess situation and proceeds to ponder it for a few minutes. He stands up and stares out the window at the passing traffic, still thinking about the puzzle on his table, then it comes to him and [he] sort of jumps to make his next move. After a few minutes of that, he gathers up his things and moves to a comfy armchair to nestle down for a little nap.
Read "another coffee shop anecdote..." from Kim's Live Journal.

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