Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Morally Acceptable Business Plans, I

One of the problems of the Seattle area is that traffic is often unpredictable. Between things like Mariners Games, construction, and mere rain (surprising, but true), it's unpredictable how long it will take to get somewhere. For instance, last night, it took me 15 minutes to get from work to the swimming pool. Another day, it took me 45 minutes. Three times variability in travel time, although those two times are basically the extremes.

Washington State provides some support for us, including a map, and travel times. This is my morally acceptable business plan back-bone. You register at a web site for where you are, where you want to be, and when you need to there. Then, you get a SMS, e-mail, whatever when you need to leave in order to get there on time.