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Bobby Fischer, Take 2

As an alternative to the wide frequency range of the first Bobby Fischer piece, I decided to try using the dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) strategy employed by the touch tone telephone. Each button on the telephone plays two tones at once, so only eight frequencies are required to encode sixteen buttons. (The phone is designed for […]

Bobby Fischer

Robert James Fischer died last week in Iceland. Yes, he was a kook, clearly mentally unstable, and in his later years a certifiable anti-semetic lunatic, but this does not outweigh his genius as one of the best Chess players of all time. One of his career highlights was the 13th game of his 1972 world […]