Greetings from the largest cost center in the world - the area within and surrounding the beltway of Washington D.C. This is a location where millions of people concentrate their efforts on spending money, rather than on making money. A land where your product is a powerpoint slide deck, rather than a factory, service, or application. A land where consumer goods are sold at record volumes, paid for with money provided by the American tax payer.
I thought of this in great detail last evening whle jogging on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail through Reston and Herndon. Couldn't help notice while jogging past a building surrounded by high fences, barbed wire, and more cameras per square foot than a paparrazzi cluster at a Brittany Spears sighting.
The building was a concrete fortress, not far from a residential area in Herndon, and the cameras tracked me as I ran along the trail.