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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @05:07PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @05:07PM (#639368)

    Hook up some AI to the infinite number of security cams and have Alexa or whatever apple's weak clone is, her name's sarah or something, yell at people about to walk into walls. Given the God-like all knowing all seeing all controlling technical architecture, you could tap right into people's bluetooth headphones if necessary to yell at them.

    Or, better still, use all that AI power to predict far enough ahead that it can send a text to everyone else in the immediate area. "Come watch a moron walk into a glass wall! *Thud* predicted in 14 seconds!"

    Figure out a way to extend that to 30 seconds with false positive (no *thud*) and false negative (unreported *thud*) rates below 25% and I'd pay a few bucks a month for that service.