Friday, November 14, 2008

X and O to you...

Looks like the “Os” won this one. Could be symbolic of this past week; glad it’s Friday night!

Many of us know this as Tic-tac-toe, but there are a slew of other names for it, too, including Noughts and Crosses, Exy-Ozys, Hugs & Kisses, Xsie-Osies, and Boxin' Oxen. And, according to Wikipedia, this was the first game programmed for a computer; long before Asteroids and Solitaire.


Because of the level of my chess game, I was able - even against a weak opponent, such as my younger brothers or the dog - to get myself checkmated in under three minutes. I challenge any computer to do it faster.
--Dave Barry

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