Buffett gets hooked on Ping-Pong

An article in the Boston Globe “High-tech falls for the net” mentions Jimmy Buffett has embraced the game of ping-pong.

It was introduced in the United States in the 1890s by the Parker Brothers toy company of Salem. It got a boost in prestige from the ping-pong diplomacy preceding President Nixon’s historic visit to China in 1972. More recently, it’s been embraced by celebrities ranging from singer Jimmy Buffett to retired football player Tiki Barber, and become a new favorite of techies who tired of the foosball craze.


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