JustinHorton wrote:Anyway, Holloid. We do seem to have two schools of thought here. One is that nothing is going to happen, that Holloid no longer wish to be involved in the project even if they ever really were, and that no free sets of any kinds will ever be forthcoming. The other is that Holloid remain interested and that evetually something should happen. My inclination is to the first of these views - but if I understood him properly, Martin Regan is of the second
No, you have not understood him properly. With my eyesight I only have the luxury of reading things once, but I can't recall Martin stating in this forum whether, or not, he expects sets to come from Holloid. Perhaps Martin can clarify, although, to be honest, I thought his earlier post was cogently written.
The project pre-dated the appearance of Holloid. One should not conflate the distribution of free equipment, which, of course, would have been a tremendous coup, with the Chess for schools project in its entirety. I believe Martin expects the project to continue, this is true regardless of the status of the Holloid offer. I doubt that someone of the calibre of Andrew Martin would be involved if he thought that everything was dependent upon just the delivery of sets.