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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 Sunday February 18 2018, @04:16AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18 2018, @04:16AM (#639592)

    > +1 Funny might work but that implies a bit more schadenfreude than I'd like

    And "+1 I'm stealing that idea" doesn't?

  • (Score: 2) by Aiwendil on Sunday February 18 2018, @12:11PM

    by Aiwendil (531) on Sunday February 18 2018, @12:11PM (#639677) Journal

    Nope, that just indicates my Evil Overlord List is alive an gets updated :)
    (Also, I actually might end up using that idea for non-practical-jokes. It solves an problem of humanity that I see with a design I'm pondering)