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Thursday July 08, 2004
09:23 AM

Q: Slashdot and Jeopardy

[ #19751 ]

A: What is an unlikely combination?

Just as I was complimenting Slashdot on the occasional useful article, they run this to prove me wrong.

I've been a fan of Jeopardy for many years, and frankly, I think Ken Jennings is one of the worst things that's happened to the game. Quite probably, any of the other previous 5-day champs could have gone this far if they had been allowed to continue indefinitely.

More power to Ken -- may he strike the million mark -- but for viewers like me, the game has become dull. The addition of new players once a week (or so) used to keep it fresh. No longer.

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  • For me, it's all about style and tactics. He's a very aggressive player, and it seems to work for him. Sure, he knows a ton, but he also knows how to work the game.


  • But how does this reflect poorly on Slashdot?
    • Anything I disagree with reflects poorly on Slashdot. ;-)

      Seriously, that seems to be the attitude of everyone that writes comments there (and yes, I'm guilty of it myself, except I'm writing here): if I didn't like what they published, they suck.

      To be quite honest, I followed some of the links they had in the article, and disagreed with the contents. So I disliked the article.

      Irrational? Absolutely. Common? I think so.