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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, @06:17PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17 2018, @06:17PM (#639391)

    watch the floor, easier to see where the glass wall start because there is more refraction/reflection down there.
    I learned that the hard way in the glass labyrinth at the luna park.

    BTW how come apple employees have no luna park experience? Should be part of the curriculum.

  • (Score: 2) by realDonaldTrump on Sunday February 18 2018, @07:02PM

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Sunday February 18 2018, @07:02PM (#639775) Homepage Journal

    My father used to own Luna Park. And Steeplechase Park and the Velodrome, all on Coney Island. He bought them so he could BUILD. He looked at the housing situation in New York City, so many people looking for a place to live. And he looked at Coney Island, nobody living there. So he was going to demolish it and put up high-rises, right? But he couldn't do it, the Federal Housing Administration came down on him like a ton of bricks. But we had fun, my father threw a party. With Bikini models, it was tremendous. And we threw bricks through the windows, we demolished that place. We had A LOT of fun. I love to build. But the demolition part is the most fun.