Finding my way in the chessdevelopment- and training jungle in order to improve my rating.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
A tribute to DG.
DG has decided to hang his pencil in the willows. He sounds more serious than the previous time. He has done a good job. Filling a blog with what you can find in the blogosphere is much more difficult than to fill it with your own ramblings. Over the years the blog developed. At first it was pretty much a national thing. The moment I joined the club it became more international. And lately it has become more regional. Which is logical since we copy the physical world into the virtual, where it can be manipulated easier. After all a man is, due to physical limitations, mainly a regional being. Since the internet with a global dressing. It was interesting to see how the tone of the comments developed over the years. Gifted with a democratical sense, he allowed everybody to use the blog as mouth-piece. While only censoring the extreme. Allthough his posts sometimes stirred up controversy, he remained unshaken, sticking to common sense. A rarity these days. During the past years he has become a friend. Sort of.
His blog has become a monument of the chessblogosphere that will remain erected for years to come, providing historians with information and a good laugh every now and then. DG, thanks for your efforts. Rest in piece, my friend.