Pokemon™ Inventory Program

This is nothing more than a program which generates a worksheet on which children may inventory their Pokemon™ card ownership. As a parent I found that a compact one-page inventory was needed so that my children could avoid conflicts over who owned what card. The worksheets are also useful in managing the card trading process. We will see how well it works in practice. When I was a child I avoided any activity which required such attention to memorization and management!

The program runs using a scheme language interpreter available as siod.html or winsiod.html. It requires the chtml.html html template library. The source code is available under the Gnu Public License GPL (see http://www.fsf.org/), as an INFO-ZIP archive, downloadable from http://people.delphiforums.com/gjc/pokemon-inventory.zip.

One might reasonably ask why use heavy-duty bomb-grade intellectual machinery just to produce a simple list? My only excuse is that I tried to use Microsoft Works in various ways (word doc, spreadsheet, database with report generation), but got frustrated by the error-prone data-entry process and gui-cognitive overload involved in customizations. It is difficult to teach an old dog new tricks as they say.

George J. Carrette.

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