Monday, December 18, 2006

Rubikation reprise

The tactilely-enhanced Rubik's cube should, I think, be in greyscale, don't you? That way, the sighted spectators would really have to stare at it to know whether it was solved correctly or not, whereas the blindfolded solver would just know.

3 comments:

Kelley said...

When my aunt was a child, she briefly created a sensation in her small town. Someone had given her a Rubik's cube at a dinner party; she carried it to another room, and returned a few minutes later with the puzzle solved. Amazed, the guests asked her to do it again. She again carried it off, and returned a few minutes later with the puzzle solved a second time. Everyone thought she was some sort of prodigy.

She confessed to my grandmother a few days later that she had simply removed the colored stickers and rearranged them in the "solved" pattern.

Leslie said...

Rich, this just made me laugh and laugh.

And OMG - Kelley, I did the same thing! I was a Rubik's cube cheater! My parents were ready to call the local newstation or something when I felt guilty and confessed.

RichM said...

Devious minds! Think how much easier it would be with an all-gray cube - you would just need to dirty up the ones that are too light or rub out the ones which are too dark.