During the mid 80s, Wil Sparreboom, while affiliated with Riska B.V. Home & Personal Computers, had the idea to construct and realize an expansion-cartridge for Commodore 64 and Commodore 128 home computers, the The Final Cartridge III , able to run computer games and applications much faster with an own, WIMP compliant user interface. Based on the success of the card, and a chess program by Marc Derksen, the The Final Cartridge III evolved to the The Final Chesscard, which in 1989 became the first product of the new founded company TASC. Under the direction of Wil Sparreboom, TASC raised until the end of the 90s  with innovative chess products, such as the ChessMachine , the TASC Chess System, TASC SmartBoard, TascBase and the dedicated TASC R30 and TASC R40.
- Wil Sparreboom (1994). Tasc Chess System, Intelligent Computer Chess Products. Rotterdam : Tasc B.V.
- Wil Sparreboom, Hans Kuijf, Ken Thompson et al. (1996). TascBase. Rotterdam : Tasc B.V.
- RSB PK 2012 15 augustus 2012 Groep A Archief (2006-2015) van de Rotterdamse Schaakbond
- Wil Sparreboom - LinkedIn
- Rotterdamse Schaakbond
- Final Cartridge III Manual Project64.txt
- Re: What happened to TASC? by Steven Schwartz, CCC, October 27, 2001
- The Next Revolution - The ChessMachine from Rebel - Pure Nostalgia by Ed Schröder