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. Unfortunately, these papers reportedly disappear because "they detract from the building's design"-perhaps removed by agents of Apple's Gestapo wearing invisibility cloaks?"
California health and safety law requires employers to protect their workforce "against the hazard of walking through glass" by installing barriers or conspicuous markings, leading to speculation Apple could be fined for violating workplace regulations.
Apple's futuristic-looking new campus, known as the Apple Park, had employees slowly start to move in earlier this year following construction delays (the move was meant to start last April).
As someone who regularly runs into stuff, I can personally confirm that walls, not people are to blame in this situation, and likely the whole things is more a source of brief personal embarrassment for those involved.
Is this a really big deal?
Apple's cofounder Steve Jobs originally proposed the $5 billion Apple Park campus shortly before his death in 2011. No records were found.
Apparently, Apple workers keep walking into Apple Park's nifty glass walls. This was the guy who told users who were having antenna problems with the iPhone 4 that they should just adjust the way they hold it.
In a Reuters profile a year ago, workers and contractors described a relentless perfectionism that went into the campus' construction. So let's dive in to see some more details on the matter.
One of the most vexing features was the doorways, which Apple wanted to be perfectly flat, with no threshold.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.