Hi Data Fly.
I think there is something about actually playing the move on the
board and seeing everything in 3d that makes it stick.
Especiallly the patterns
Watching vids and DVD's then the mind can slip in TV mode.
(Television is chewing gum for the mind is a good description.)
Also if I want to re-check something, have an idea or simply disagree
then it take seconds to open a book and start discussing with it.
(scribbling in the notes and examining what is going on).
Vid's & DVD's are no good for this and some are truly awful, I cannot
listen to that slow, listless,unenthusiastic American accent which seems to
be everywhere for more than a few minutes without switching it off.
They make chess sound boring.
Andrew Martin's are good, I watch them from time to time.
Owning a book and you have something solid, something that exists.
Not a endless stream of glib that can just disappear into the ether.
I liken them to cartoons and those I have done (all naff really)
try to reflect that.
(Boxed DVD's are a rip off. They cost less to produce than books, easier to
do than books and their content is often a lot less than most books - yet they often cost more than a book.)
Books are Best. Just you a book and a board. Bliss.
Often on Winter's site myself but I also have all his books and I find this
way much more enjoyable than peering at a screen.