Joe Kissell’s Interesting Thing of the Day wrote an article on RPS as a sport back in early March . In part he discusses how he uses RPS in daily decison making and how RPS is not, contrary to popular misconception, a random game.
I do frequently need to make binary decisions, especially of the “which-one-of-us-gets-to-perform-the-unpleasant-task” variety. If my wife and I are trying to determine which one of us will take out the garbage, do the laundry, feed the cat, or whatever, we will sometimes employ the time-honored method of using a binary random number generator (a coin toss). Other times, we resort to playing “rock, paper, scissors,” an ostensibly random decision-making technique at which I invariably lose.
If you want to read more, check out his post A Rock in a Hard Place