Spellbee.org, the first-ever online, multi-player spelling bee, was launched to coincide with last spring's National Spelling Bee by the Dynamical & Evolutionary Machine Organization (DEMO) laboratory at Brandeis University. Using the same philosophy of competition that drives corporations in an open economy, Spellbee encourages students to compete against one another in the hope that their skills will improve out of an inherent desire to succeed. Each player isn't simply spelling, but is using a variety of skills. Players are first shown a set of words ranging in difficulty. Based on this list of words, they then pick the challenge...

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