Microsoft wants to pay for your taxi to work.
Wait a minute. What?
Darren Strange, the UK 2007 Microsoft Office System Product Manager, brought us some much needed clarity to the situation: "As the weather gets hotter and the tube more unbearable, we’re helping London’s workers have a better day by laying on free cabs to keep them fresh in body and mind. Office 2007 is all about helping workers do their job better and by allowing them to get a free taxi to work, we hope this will help them too."
Now this actually needs a little more clarity since – much as it could probably afford it – Microsoft isn't indefinitely funding the cab journeys of all London residents (would it be great if it did…?). Instead it is running a promotion until early May where it will offer free weekday cab journeys within zones one and two from 7:30am to 9:30am. Commuters need simply to look for the 'Microsoft Office 2007' branded cabs and hop in.
Along with their free trip all travelers will also get a postcard offering a free trial of Office 2007.
Unfortunately Microsoft hasn't revealed how many cabs it will be putting on so it may be like trying to spot Elvis/a four leaf clover/an empty taxi in London rush hour… Still, kudos!
And if you don't live in London: Sucks To Be You (for once).