by Justin Hall
Few things seem to be so international as the game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. Usually reserved for killing time or settling local disputes in physical games, a Japan-based businessman pushed the game to an international stage by asking the two premier auction houses to play rock-paper-scissors to settle who might sell the Maspro Denkoh Corporation art collection.
The New York Times has coverage: "Rock, Paper, Payoff: Child's Play Wins Auction House an Art Sale" (registration required). Fantastic fun to see simple games wreak serious havoc on big businesspeople! That's another international pleasure, perhaps.
Posted by Justin Hall at 2005年04月29日 06:59