The 1997 match between Kasparov and Deep Blue is likely the most famous chess match in history. This is because it was ground breaking - for the first time ever a computer had beaten the best player in the world.
The complete history of man versus machine contests is on Wikipedia, and it suggests that people lost interest after Kramnik lost 0-4-2 to deep fritz in 2006. Since 2007 or 2008, there has not been another serious match.
Is this just because computers are so much better now? What about odds matches? I know Rybka on a regular PC managed to draw a Grandmaster with white, where white was missing a rook, and black was missing a knight. Do people just find such matches boring?
Is there just no interest in watching a player such as Magnus Carlsen vs Rybka, or is it just that the players would never agree to it? (Or both)