wired: making a game of web searches

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From: Karl Anderson (kra@monkey.org)
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 13:01:06 PDT

We've been playing this game in my living room for a while. Some
random question will come up at the dinner table, and the bets will
start. "$5 says I can find it in 3 clicks." "$10 in 2". Text entry
is free, but backtracking is not. The game show in this article give
contestants 2 minutes to find something on the web.


Another game I heard about was "find the porn" - someone names a page,
and the players bet on the shortest linkpath they can find from that
to a porn site. "I can find the porn in 4 links." When we try to
play that at home, it always devolves to "what's the most ridiculous
domain name you can enter that'll pop up a porn site."

Karl Anderson      kra@monkey.org           http://www.pobox.com/~kra/

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