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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Do you know the way to San Jose?

I kind of knew this behavior occurs, but I did not realize the extreme extent to which a person can adapt to mind-blowing monotony. Monotony, to the extent that electrical engineer Dave Givens will car commute daily from the outskirts of Yosemite National Park all the way to San Jose in far-away silicon valley. That entails a round-trip distance of around 200 miles as the crow flies but over 370 miles following a more circuitous route.

And as the commenters at TOD note, he works for Cisco, a large networking products company, and one that easily could consider setting up a telecommuting arrangement, given that Givens has done this for the past 17 years.


Professor Blogger monkeygrinder said...

I can imagine driving 3.5 hours a day to work. Energy considerations aside, of course. But driving home? I can't fathom that.

10:07 PM  
Professor Blogger WHT said...

How about possibly stopping at the gas station every single day?

5:26 PM  
Professor Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard this guy works in a lab, and cannot telecommute. Even so, he's a freaking moron.

9:24 PM  
Professor Blogger jeffy the penguin said...

fucking a this guy rocks its guys like him that make us republican penguins proud! using all that gas is very patriotic it supports the us oil businesses! anyway i really have a lot of driving to do myself so have a nice day!

11:01 PM  

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