Although you have been on this platform longer than I, I do remember when the MPP caused a stink and I have read some disgruntled articles about the introduction of the clap. Your article does bring a sort of clarity about the platform in my mind's eye, however. Your analogy to the lottery is apropos. Perhaps, even going a step further and comparing it to video lottery. "But the game never ends when your whole world depends On the turn of a friendly card..." ~ The Alan Parsons Project.