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(Apple Insider)   Goodbye HP, Hello Apple   (appleinsider.com) divider line 9
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2748 clicks; posted to Business » on 25 Mar 2014 at 7:20 AM (39 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-25 07:25:39 AM  
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2014-03-25 07:43:09 AM  
It's actually pretty neat, as I never though Lord Foster's design would get beyond the planning stages.

Question: what ever happened to the building IM Pei designed for NeXt?
 
2014-03-25 08:52:33 AM  
Why does Apple need so many employees?  I'm honestly curious.  Design the product, test the product, contract the production, distribute it.  I'd have to imagine a lot of the distribution is handled by local offices, although I could be wrong about that, and I'm sure Apple has offices in China or wherever the product is actually being built.  What do all of those people do there everyday?  Not trying to be snarky, just actually curious.
 
2014-03-25 09:16:25 AM  
Apple is so innovative and this donut shaped building proves it.


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2014-03-25 12:59:17 PM  
well, the Apple has to do something with all that money the apple gimps are giving them.
 
2014-03-25 06:56:17 PM  

Bacontastesgood: Apple is so innovative and this donut shaped building proves it.


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Not sure about the structure by the nuclear power plant, but the rest of those structures are circular or ovid because their function is defining their form; particle accelerators have to be round; stadii are close to round as it puts everyone close to equidistant from the center of the action, and the data center (3rd pic) is round because it allows interconnections over the shortest distance.

Did you stop for a second and ask "Why is it round" before you posted?  I'm guessing "No."
 
2014-03-25 07:40:51 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: particle accelerators have to be round


No, they do not.  Linacs, for example are not at all round.  Most of the ones above are storage rings, which were made ring-shaped to minimize cost.

Dwight_Yeast: Did you stop for a second and ask "Why is it round" before you posted?  I'm guessing "No."


And you guessed incorrectly.  I've been in some of these. You also utterly missed the point, which is that there is nothing terribly innovative about a ring-shaped building (no, not "round" which is too absurdly common to mention).
 
2014-03-25 10:16:18 PM  
Goodbye Tandem Compaq HP, Hello Apple

/just a little location history, FWIW
 
2014-03-26 06:55:36 AM  

Bacontastesgood: Apple is so innovative and this donut shaped building proves it.


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Sounds like all those architects need to brace for a lawsuit after Apple sues them for copying their "rounded building" design which they clearly thought of first.
 
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