Wednesday, March 14, 2007


This one is on one of the simplest technologies out there. My son is going to take a crack at tee ball this spring, so we thought we would go to the batting cages. 15 miles and 45 minutes later (because dad got lost), turns out the place is a regular Wally World - it is closed. Dad is seriously thinking about breaking into the cages ala Griswold, but instead drives home. Another 45 minutes, and it's getting dark. And no dinner yet.

Call ahead. Always.


adam said...

How the hell does it take you 45 minutes to go 15 miles? Were you doing 20 the entire way there?

Mark Ontkush said...

Hi Adam,

thanks for posting. That's Boston at 6PM - I should have added the time too (pound head against a board).

Jennifer K. Woofter said...

Hi Mark, I recently came across your blog and think its right on the money. The environmental impacts of technology is such a timely topic—and one that I hear more and more about each day. As the head of Strategic Sustainability Consulting, I spend my days working with clients who need to be smart about their sustainability. While we all understand the need to mitigate our organization's environmental impact, we absolutely must ensure that we go about it in a strategic way.

Some readers may be interested in our upcoming webinar, "Greening Your IT", on April 19. Our guest host, Michelle Bishop of Bishop Communications, will take participants through a step by step plan for minimizing the environmental impact of their information technology systems. Participants walk away with a sense of where IT professionals can influence the system, and where larger buy-in is needed—and where behavioral change needs fits into the initiative.

In our first offering of this webinar on March 15, 100% of participants ranked it as "good" or "excellent", and 100% said they would "definitely" recommend it to others. You can read a longer description of event, and register at our website: (click events).

Mark Ontkush said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for posting. I'm definitely interested - I run a consulting company that does similar things. Let me know if I can get you more exposure.