Holy cow, I wrote a book!
Microsoft Press and Microsoft Learning moved to new buildings in
bidding good-bye to The Maze.
This was a nickname for their former building I had been unfamiliar with,
but not having been to their building, I can't say whether the name
is deserved or not.
What I do know, however, is that the small cluster of buildings
they moved from are connected by enclosed walkways,
which are nicknamed the Habitrail due to their startling
similarity to the hamster transportation tubes.
Back in the old days, these corridors were lined with stand-up
owned by the people who work in the buildings, and placed there
for anybody to stop by and unwind with a game of
Star Wars or Asteroids or some other classic
Alas, the impromptu arcade game center had to be shut down
when the building safety people determined that it posed a
fire safety hazard.
(I suspect that the reason was not only that the machines
were powered by daisy-chained extension cords,
but also that safety rules required that the corridor
remain clear of obstacles at all times.)