Apple workers are allegedly strolling into walls at the company’s modern glass offices

Employees in glass offices should probably watch where they’re walking. Accidents had been one very clear drawback of Apple’s $427 million spaceship facility in Cupertino, according to a story out of Bloomberg.

The “employees familiar with the incidents” won’t say how common phenomenon all of this is, but there’s a specific potential disadvantage to glass partitions in a setting where occupants are frequently staring down at their mobile-phones. In an effort to repress the phenomenon, some have reputedly taken to sticking Post-Its on possible danger locations — a kind of simple type of augmented reality. 

As someone who regularly walks into things, I can personally affirm that walls, not people are to blame in this case, and inclined the whole things is more a cause of short individual shame for those involved. As the tale points out, none of the impacts have demented a post to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Clear glass, after all, is the key to addressing these problems.

This does, however, throw back a story from 2012, in which an 83-year-old woman filed suit against Apple after injuring herself by running into a glass surface at an Apple Store. The suit, which was later settled out of court, claimed the firm “was careless… in putting a transparent, see-through glass wall and/or door to exits without correct caution.”

Anyway, these reports won’t lead to a black eye for the firm.

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