Apple's 32-foot glass cube sheds its sheets

2»

Comments

  • Reply 21 of 35
    chris cuillachris cuilla Posts: 4,825member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Kickaha

    Chris, a_greer: his voice, and yours, on this topic, need to be in AO, not here.



    Thenk yew.




    Fair enough. I've said my bit. Happy to "debate" in AO/PO if a_greer want to start a thread on it.
  • Reply 22 of 35
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,075member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Booga

    This new location will no doubt become a landmark, but I'm a little concerned that with the new campus, custom NY store, etc., that Apple may be overspending a little on low-ROI items...



    At least Jobs paid for the glass cube himself. I don't think that the campus or NY store are bad ways to spend money - the campus will allow more R&D staff, and more efficiency due to the closing of many small locations. The store should pay for itself in extra sales.



    I think that they should have made the floating apple 3D - like a real apple with a bite out of it.
  • Reply 23 of 35
    eckingecking Posts: 1,588member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by e1618978

    At least Jobs paid for the glass cube himself. I don't think that the campus or NY store are bad ways to spend money - the campus will allow more R&D staff, and more efficiency due to the closing of many small locations. The store should pay for itself in extra sales.



    I think that they should have made the floating apple 3D - like a real apple with a bite out of it.




    Further infringing on Apple Corps
  • Reply 24 of 35
    awalawal Posts: 66member
    I happened to be there last night at about 2-3 am (don't really remember) and they were hard at work washing the cube's glass and powerwashing around the enterance...



    The horrendous pictures my Treo 600 took clearly can't depict how awesome the structure is in person. It was quite amazing...









    -AWAL
  • Reply 25 of 35
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by AWAL

    I happened to be there last night at about 2-3 am (don't really remember) and they were hard at work washing the cube's glass and powerwashing around the enterance...



    The horrendous pictures my Treo 600 took clearly can't depict how awesome the structure is in person. It was quite amazing...



    -AWAL






    ...Which brings up another point... how are you supposed to clean it when you're open 24 hrs. a day?!
  • Reply 26 of 35
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,664member
    Sigh.



    Every once and a while, the RDF lifts from me just slightly, and I think "This is consumer fetishism taken to a place I never thought I wanted to go".



    Then Cupertino ups the wattage on the feed and I go back to pouring over MacBook unpacking porn.....
  • Reply 27 of 35
    Quote:

    Originally posted by addabox

    Sigh.



    Every once and a while, the RDF lifts from me just slightly, and I think "This is consumer fetishism taken to a place I never thought I wanted to go".



    Then Cupertino ups the wattage on the feed and I go back to pouring over MacBook unpacking porn.....




  • Reply 28 of 35
    mynameheremynamehere Posts: 560member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by SpamSandwich

    ...Which brings up another point... how are you supposed to clean it when you're open 24 hrs. a day?!



    At some late time when there are less people about. Just because they're open at 3am doesn't mean there are going to be many people there.
  • Reply 29 of 35
    Quote:

    Originally posted by SpamSandwich

    ...Which brings up another point... how are you supposed to clean it when you're open 24 hrs. a day?!



    Don't worry - New York is full of homeless men with spray bottles and squeeges who love to clean glass. They ought to be drawn to this like a moth to flame.
  • Reply 30 of 35
    Quote:

    Originally posted by rinnin

    Yeah. But this is a huge white Floating glowing Apple logo!





    Heh, reminds me of the SNL iPod/Steve Jobs sketch: "It Floats!".



    Actually AWAL's picture makes it look like it hangs (like my Tiger machine), by standard galvanzied pipe it looks like. They ought to have used some thin titanium wire instead for aesthetics.
  • Reply 31 of 35
    shaun, ukshaun, uk Posts: 1,050member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by a_greer

    I will only buy if I can choose a more deserving charity; all bono ever does is bitch about the world bank and international debt, I would rather support charities that cut through the political BS and help PEOPLE...maybe the international red cross.



    That's your choice. The only 'bitching' I have heard Bono do is about the 6000 children who die from Aids every single day in Africa. Personnaly I think that is something worth compalining about and FYI the money Bono raises does actually go to the good causes groups like the Red Cross. It's about time we started asking the World Bank and IMF some awkward questions and highlight their inability to solve these problems.
  • Reply 32 of 35
    a_greera_greer Posts: 4,594member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by SpamSandwich

    ...Which brings up another point... how are you supposed to clean it when you're open 24 hrs. a day?!



    the same way Walmart or Meijer do, the same way hotels do with their common areas, you wait till the time of lowest usage, I would guess between 2AM and 5 AM, and clean then. As for rhe cube its self, they could probably just contract the people that clean the buildings arround it to clean it once or twice a week, and an emploee can wipe off any smudges on the doors as part of nightly cleaning.
  • Reply 33 of 35
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by a_greer

    the same way Walmart or Meijer do, the same way hotels do with their common areas, you wait till the time of lowest usage, I would guess between 2AM and 5 AM, and clean then. As for rhe cube its self, they could probably just contract the people that clean the buildings arround it to clean it once or twice a week, and an emploee can wipe off any smudges on the doors as part of nightly cleaning.



    Of course, when I said this, I was only joking. Now it seems the problem has been solved.
  • Reply 34 of 35
    tednditedndi Posts: 1,921member
    The Steve was there.





    Along with about 25,000 people!





    RDF was set to stun! Steve himself flipped the switch.



    I have never been so close to the RDF before I think I may have damaged something.



    Suddenly I remember all of my Apple ][ commands.



    ...let's see to print I use PR#6





    help me!





  • Reply 35 of 35
    gene cleangene clean Posts: 3,481member
    You do need help, but that kind of help is not available in this board.
Sign In or Register to comment.