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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: 5, Funny) by turgid on Saturday February 17 2018, @01:17PM (2 children)

    by turgid (4318) Subscriber Badge on Saturday February 17 2018, @01:17PM (#639324) Journal

    Apple must employ pigeons.

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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @07:18PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @07:18PM (#639416)

    The situation obviously calls for [] (IPoAC)

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by realDonaldTrump on Sunday February 18 2018, @03:46AM

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Sunday February 18 2018, @03:46AM (#639582) Homepage Journal

    People don't know this, but the queen of the UK, Queen Elizabeth II, is a pigeon fancier. And Nikola Tesla, famous Silicon Alley guy, was a HUGE one. He swore off women, he was with a pigeon instead. There was a pigeon that was VERY SPECIAL to him. To be perfectly honest with you, I think he settled. My motto is NEVER SETTLE.