Al's link, above, no longer works. The site is still cached here.
An interesting reflection on the rise and demise of RPS within a high school context. Not a bad topic for meditation.
What now interests me more, almost seven years since the blog entry was posted, is the following; a list of the "first attendees" at their initial tournament (emphasis mine):
Resistence was the underground, subversive, fringe identity of RPS. Whoever heard of RPS as a varsity sport before? No one. And not just anyone is initially attracted to this sport. Look at the first batch of attendees: Bruce, Gill, Jeff, Nidhi, Mike Lovering, Matt Yuhnke, Will Smith, Hurley, Dwyer, and myself. We weren't cool (except for Jeff), and people like Yuhnke and would almost be expected to be a part of something like RPS.
Lovering? Dwyer? If nothing else, this gives credence to the hypothesis that RPS skill has a genetic component. At the very least, an amusing synchronicity. There are no "accidents."