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11-08-2002, 11:49 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/TechTV/techtv_hitechbillards021108.html

Kato
11-08-2002, 12:08 PM
Easier? Nope. Not gonna work that way.

Kato

ChrisW
11-08-2002, 12:39 PM
The day this thing becomes widely available and used is the day I quit playing pool!

Chris

11-08-2002, 12:43 PM
I'm something of a computer geek myself, but this deserves a resounding, "HARUMPH!"

Ludba
11-08-2002, 12:54 PM
Why? It's just another gadget. Technology proves to be pretty useful to pool every once in a while, say for instance the internet.

I see the potential for the device's instructional value. Right now, it's pretty rudimentary and the creator doesn't know much about pool, but if we could build a device to reduce the learning curve or even hone in on our weaknesses in stroke, preshot routine, etc., it would be great for instructors and students alike. The real question is how expensive it's going to be and how marketable.

If this device or a more advance version were widely available, that would probably mean pool had come into its own on the mass market, which is of course a good thing. It sounds like you're arguing against it, because "any techno-thingy that tries to demystify pool is ruining the purpose of the game." And that's just ridiculous.

cheesemouse
11-08-2002, 01:15 PM
Anybody wearing this device gets the pumkin ball...oh, what the hell...and the breaks.....hehehe /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

Chris Cass
11-08-2002, 11:45 PM
Not me, I'm waiting for the program type like Neo got in the Matrix. I'll take the red pill. LOL

Regards,

C.C.~~3 days a blk belt, I figure 2 to play pool. hahahaha

11-09-2002, 09:40 AM
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that thing'll be a piece of crap.

Ludba
11-09-2002, 02:57 PM
of course it's a piece of crap. They'll make a prototype. Somebody will mention that pool isn't all about angles, so they'll make a better one that focuses on stroke. Then someone will say,"Hey scientist man, have you ever heard of draw, follow, english, Masse shots...?" He'll raise his spectacles, scratch his large cranium, and say,"Wow, I've been going about this all wrong." Then he (or someone like him) will make the best damn learning tool anyone could ever dream of. That's how the invention process works sometimes.

Pool games/simulators used to suck pretty bad. But what are we on now, the third version of Virtual Pool, sponsored by no less than that dark-haired succubus Jeanette Lee?