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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: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @03:34PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @03:34PM (#639354)

    re de sign is the word of the day

      Read da sign dat sez Do Not Break Glass -or - STOP the wall With your face

      The Apple engineers called a meeting for a rethinking of the Open Floor plan design

    Meanwhile, somewhere at 3M, the makers of the now ubiquitous Post-It notes, there is a new hire that just came up with an idea. This intern has dreamt of making transparent Post-It notes. Instead of yellow stickies, this latest incarnation of scotch tape is a reasonably-sized pad of see-through adhesive Post-Its, that can be used on glass, plastic tumblers, and face helmets.

    Their focus group of temp staff of iphone equipped subjects in a transparent terrarium of gargantuan proportions located in Cupertino

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Aiwendil on Saturday February 17 2018, @04:03PM

    by Aiwendil (531) on Saturday February 17 2018, @04:03PM (#639358) Journal

    This post gave me an idea..

    Just social engineer the desired behaviour into the employees. Use permanent markers and write date and name of the person walking into the wall*, and name it something fancy like "iSore" :)
    (Extra bonus, after a while this will make the walls highly visible where needed)

    * = if someone witness it also grade it for style :)

  • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Saturday February 17 2018, @11:02PM

    by krishnoid (1156) on Saturday February 17 2018, @11:02PM (#639502)

    "Great idea, intern! Too bad we had to pull them off the market for mysterious reasons [unclutterer.com]."