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Online maintenance of scores using pervasive computation devices in conjunction with electronic communication mechanisms to a server

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014897D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Online maintenance of scores using pervasive computation devices in conjunction with electronic communication mechanisms to a server Disclosed is a system and method for a Web based electronic scorekeeper of games. The process of scorekeeping in a friendly game of golf or bridge etc. can be a tedious chore and tends to take the focus away from the game at hand. However, score keeping forms an important part of the games in question. Currently people typically use pen and paper to keep track of scores. The rapid development of pervasive computing mechanisms and server based communication structures offers intriguing possibilities in various facets of our lives. In this disclosure, we focus on the mechanism for online score keeping in games like golf, bridge etc. using electronic communication technologies. The main elements of our disclosed system are the following: