Rock Paper Scissors
Is there a childhood game more classic than Rock, Paper, Scissors? All you need is your fist, a cunning wit and a formidable opponent. I find it’s the perfect game for settling arguments, waiting in line, and when there’s a ban on game systems because of some transgression. It’s also just fun to do every once in a while for no reason at all.
Now for those who like to prepare for battle, may I suggest brushing up on your game by playing the NYT computer before challenging junior. The NYTs version is very well done. It’s a great illustration of how computers “mimic human reasoning by building on simple rules and statistical averages.”
So far, I’m beating the computer by two. However, I fear that may all change shortly. You all saw Terminator, right?