Re: Other Efforts

Colin L. Hildinger (colin@ionet.net)
Wed, 11 Jun 97 00:12:42 -0500


On Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:38:34 -0400 (EDT), Justin Dolske wrote:

> I think the common trap people fall into is trying to "second guess"
>where the key must be... Ie, you assume the "key-hider" has anticipated
>where you are going to search. For example, suppose you start searching at
>the beginning. The smart opponent will put the key at the end, so it takes
>a long time to find it there. Ahh, but you anticipate this, and actually
>start searching at the end. Whoops, the opponent thought you might do
>this, so they put the key in the middle. Ah-ha! You're smart too, so you
>next look in the middle. Your opponent laughs at your predictable
>behavior, and actually places the key half way to the beginning. But you
>considered this move too, so.... Ad nausium.
>
>There's probably a nice fairy tale with a moral in here, but I can't seem
>to find it. It wasn't at the end of the story. Maybe it's in the front...
>Nope. Let's try the middle...

Hmmm, sounds like a seen from the Princess Bride. Is the key
colorless, odorless and tasteless?

Colin L. Hildinger

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