That's not a threat is it?
"The last thing we want is for anyone to get hurt," said Jobs.
Apple boss Steve Jobs has pitched Cupertino's City Council with plans to build a new company campus on the land it recently bought from Hewlett-Packard. The company has outgrown its current home at 1 Infinite Loop in California. "We've come up with a design that puts 12,000 people in one building," Jobs told councillors. "It …
Er, actually I think you'll find that it's precisely the opposite.
For some reason, councils (and government) seem to think that by reducing the number of car parking spaces provided with a new building, more people will use public transport. Of course this does not work. What it does do is create a massive parking problem in the immediate area, resulting in the introduction of a resident's parking scheme (with paid permits) and charged short-term parking. This is of course the *real* reason for the nonsense, profit.
They are obliged to ensure that developers provide adequate parking. The problem here is that anyone sane's version of adequate is currently running at about five times what a council thinks it should be.....
Anyone else notice how easy it is for Apple to simply say that they ARE going to do something in Cupertino as opposed to to ask IF they can do something in Cupertino?
Also his assertion that an increase of 20% in the working population on that site is small is plain wrong. It's an extra 2000 people a day, twice a day. Even with busses and bikes that is a lot of extra people all going on to one site every day.
Ooh, ooh, ooh Steve! Notice me!! ME, STEVE, ME!!
GCHQ ...... ahead of its time ..... and a Big Brother Mother of a Leading Space Ship Complex which is destined for Cupertino Copying. Now there's a Jobs Quantum Leap in the right direction .... Bravo, Steve ...... http://www.fas.org/irp/world/uk/gchq/index.html ..... although Ballmer and crew will be cracking up at the balls of the upstart throwing dirty great virtual rocks at their steamy cracked Windows operation, which has lost its steam.
Which part of "and this structure is a 4-storey parking facility" did you not understand?
The majority of the parking will be underground, but there's a long building by the side of the highway that's going to be parking. So you'll struggle to see the donut from the highway, but you'll still be able to see it from most other directions, if you can spot it through the trees.
Would anybody care to translate the IT based units in the article?
What exactly is a "ton of time", and how can you do things "a zillion times better" than HP? This being apple, I assume it'll be a matter of the user interface.
At least the comment about the circle ("curved all the way around...") not being the cheapest way to build something explains why everyone tries to copy the much cheaper square with rounded corners.
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