Microsoft opened a “splashy dining-shopping destination called The Commons” on their latest campus:
14 restaurants, shops, soccer field, even a pub is the gooey filling in the emerging West Campus, a 1.4 million-square-foot town square of four office buildings that will house the company’s Entertainment and Devices division, which developed video-game player Xbox and music-player Zune.
The Commons includes a bike shop and I thought, “imagine that – an over-achieving, Type-A, X-Box developer needs a tube and needs it right freakin’ now for the lunch-time hammerfest. He’s got a Zune in his jersey pocket, with a playlist ready to rock, and needs a fix.
Good thing geeks are getting out on bikes, but geez is that the worst bike shop job evar? It would have to be stand around 80% of the time – facing shelfs, looking busy – until someone needs a pump.
On the other hand, maybe they’ve got some MS bro-deals!