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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday February 17 2018, @10:37AM   Printer-friendly
from the maybe-stop-looking-down-at-your-phone dept.

Employees are injuring themselves by walking into the glass walls of Apple's fancy new headquarters:

The centerpiece of Apple Inc.'s new headquarters is a massive, ring-shaped office overflowing with panes of glass, a testament to the company's famed design-obsessed aesthetic.

There's been one hiccup since it opened last year: Apple employees keep smacking into the glass.

Surrounding the Cupertino, California-based building are 45-foot tall curved panels of safety glass. Inside are work spaces, dubbed "pods," also made with a lot of glass. Apple staff are often glued to the iPhones they helped popularize. That's resulted in repeated cases of distracted employees walking into the panes, according to people familiar with the incidents.

Some staff started to stick Post-It notes on the glass doors to mark their presence. However, the notes were removed because they detracted from the building's design, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing anything related to Apple. Another person familiar with the situation said there are other markings to identify the glass.

What kind of markings? Bloodstains?

Also at TechCrunch and MarketWatch.


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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Saturday February 17 2018, @11:59AM (5 children)

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Saturday February 17 2018, @11:59AM (#639308) Homepage
    You can design stupid shit just as much as you can design clever shit.
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Saturday February 17 2018, @12:12PM (3 children)

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Saturday February 17 2018, @12:12PM (#639314) Homepage Journal

    Naw, stupid shit is much easier to design than clever.

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    • (Score: 4, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @02:01PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @02:01PM (#639336)

      Shit, I've read TWO of your posts today I agree with. STOP IT. Right now.

      • (Score: 5, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Saturday February 17 2018, @06:58PM (1 child)

        by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Saturday February 17 2018, @06:58PM (#639407) Homepage Journal

        That means your brain's cynicism levels are starting to reach appropriate levels. Another six months tops and you'll be rejecting identity politics. A few years after that you'll reject both major parties.

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        • (Score: 2) by el_oscuro on Monday February 19 2018, @02:12AM

          by el_oscuro (1711) on Monday February 19 2018, @02:12AM (#639921)

          I think that happened to me when I was about 8, when my mom found some donated cans tainted with botulism in a church charity drive. Identity politics have always sucked, but it did take me a bit longer to reject both parties.

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  • (Score: 2) by driverless on Sunday February 18 2018, @04:49AM

    by driverless (4770) on Sunday February 18 2018, @04:49AM (#639602)

    All they need to do is put a honkin' great black notch at the top of each pane of glass, then people will notice it and stop walking into it.