OK, this is a break from the usual LINQ, ORM, C# stuff.
I am at TechEd in this gigantic convention center in Orlando (Orange County Convention Center). When I got a bunch of magazines and flyers that I am not going to have time to read for sure, I decided to look for a paper recycling bin – the kind that is readily available in all Microsoft buildings or in any home in Seattle area. I walked for miles (yes, the distances in the convention center are incredible) and asked several convention center/ event staffers but could not find any recycling bin. There was no shortage of trash cans but it is beyond me why recycling is such an alien concept in a place where 10k-70k folks at a convention are likely to produce more recyclables in a day than most small towns in US would do in a month.
To make matters worse, I lug back the stuff to my hotel and find that recycling is an equally alien concept in the hotel as well (Rosen Plaza if you want to know).
Now tell me, am I just a left coaster with a distorted world view or are some folks seriously behind the curve? Time to take this up with folks in convention center management and our recycling champions on Redmond campus!