So good to see a corporation - and not just any - discovering petanque: instead of sitting in front of your screen at lunch, or hanging around at the cafeteria, why not get out of the building and play a couple of rounds of pétanque?
Next to the brand new # 99 building on the company's West Campus in Redmond there is... a petanque court!
Around 650 people work in the building, from countries all around the world. Here you see Juan (China), Mike & Ross (USA), Francesco (Italy) and Manuel (Switzerland) during a recent lunch break.
Thanks a lot to Mike for the pics! And hoping you guys start a league: electronic scorekeeping and algorithmically random team draws should be no problem ;-)
By the way, I recently heard - from a different source - that Bill Gates himself likes to play as well.