I'm thinking that the BBC should maybe meet apple in court over the use of toroidal office space...
Apple's bid to build a UFO-like complex has been pushed back a year because it was late submitting the final plans to officials. The giant doughnut-shaped office is now expected to be open for business in 2016, if Cupertino City Council approves it, rather than 2015 as Apple had hoped. The final plans, first sketched out by …
Apart from his most famous law, Parkinson also postulated that you could tell how well a company was going to do by its HQ building. He reckoned that a growing company was too busy doing money making stuff to worry that much about the building but moving into a palatial new one was the sign of impending stagnation and decline... No axe to grind, just saying....
No, mostly due to version control issues - they want to have a central place to reference the plans that is always current. I am sure, and they are probably sure, that the plans will be torrented within minutes or hours of appearing. The problem is that (unlike a movie or album on a torrent network) these are not finished and finalised, and are subject to change as they get planning feedback - and anyone seeking the latest plans that are compliant will have to go to the website to do that. And because a great many will only want the absolutely latest plans...they will hit the website, likely hard, even if the torrent is available.
The insider info on this is that the whole complex is but a pedestal (or hemorrhoid doughnut if you will) for a colossal statue of Steve Jobs sitting in the Buddha position. Erected as an enduring reminder to his fanboiz of the gadget maker's everlasting divinity.
Also missing from the plans are the gift shop, chapel, shrine and observation platform that will be situated directly under the statue's privates (genitals and a-hole) in the midst of the courtyard, so worshipers may have an up close and personal kiss, lick and or other desired commune with his divinity in ways previously unavailable to them.
As planned, the gift shop will offer, among other i-branded memorabilia, personal worship shrines (iWorship the home game) which are exact rubberized replicas of Steve Jobs' hinder parts. iWorshipers (such as Johnny Evans) would then be able to wake each morning to a waiting butt crack that they can then slam their faces into to grab a kiss and a lick of it's puckered orifice, much as (he) they'd done each day of their lives when Jobs was still with us.
Apple isn't in the habit of revealing what it is doing for fear that their ideas might be co-opted by a competitor and this ruse is yet another example of its normal subterfuge. So take heart fanboiz, you'll be back to teabag lapping and cuddling up to Steve Jobs' pucker in no time....
Happy Thanksgiving all you USAer's
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LOL It's funny all the haters come out of the woodwork for this article. :-)
On a positive note, if you look at the current status of that area it's all asphalt parking lots and buildings. The new building will bring a lot of green space back to an industrial area, which is good. And most of the 10,000+ parking will be underground. If they wanted to save a few dollars they could have paved everything and made it look like a typical mall with acres of outdoor parking.
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