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New Skillz Challenge!
Hey, folks! It's challenge-time. Tom Liston whipped up this one based on his real-world adventures in the deepest, darkest cubicle jungles of the mid-west. The name? Microsoft Office Space. The game? Figure out how they plan to fool "The Man". I hope you enjoy this brief excursion into the mind of Tom Liston as much as I did.
As always, we'll award three prizes -- one for the best technical answer, one for the most creative answer that is technically correct, and one for a completely random entry selected using some quantum-derived formula (PETA says we can't used Schrodinger's Cat to pick the random winner, though). Actually, in the end, it's just a fancy coin toss. But still, have fun!
Please read Tom Liston's challenge, compose your answers, and e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the 'Subject: Skillz Submission' by May 21, 2007. Tom will choose three winners by the end of May, who will receive an autographed copy of one of Tom and Ed's books.Feel free to discuss the scenario in the forums but PLEASE do not post your answers.
You wouldn't want someone else winning your prize, would you?
Have fun and good luck,