Ry tells us of the solution that you just know is the Microsoft way. The City of Redmond, in their infinite wisdom and oneness with Mother Earth, has declared that when new office buildings are built that only 70 parking spaces may be created for every 100 offices. This is to encourage car pooling, public transit, and bicycles instead of the evil, single passenger, internal combustion engine. The Microsoft solution? Valet parking for their employees. The parking garage physically has enough space for the cars if the lanes between the parking spaces are utilized as well as the parking spaces. The valet service parks the cars wherever there is empty space and shuffles the cars as necessary to allow people in and out of the parking spots. Of course it is a waste of resources to pay all these people to just shuffle cars when the people driving the cars would have been happy to do it themselves. But the City of Redmond made that a necessity and simultaneously made themselves looks like fools–which they are. Yeah for Microsoft–demonstrating the law of Unintended Consequences to the pinheads in the City of Redmond government.
Now if Ry’s wish is granted and Microsoft builds a facility in Orofino Idaho I’d be really thrilled.