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Sidestep and Twist by James Gardner

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EMERGENT WISDOM TWIST

The TV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire has been syndicated all over the world. Popular everywhere, the basic premise is this: a guy or girl in the hot seat is asked a series of up to 15 multiple choice questions, each more difficult that the last. Each question is worth progressively more money, and the last is worth one million. Very, very few people have managed to get all the answers correct and win the prize.

The excitement in this game comes when a contestant, with significant sums of money up for grabs, finds they are not sure of the answer. They have the chance to use one of several kinds of lifeline: they can ask that two of the wrong answers be removed. Or, they can make a phone call to a friend, someone they’ve ...

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