Wednesday, June 8, 2011
VIDEO: Steve Jobs Explains Spaceship Apple
On Tuesday in Cupertino, California, Steve Jobs unveiled plans for Apple's new headquarters: a four-story circle of glass big enough to house 13,000 employees. Jobs' presentation provides a glimpse into the visionary that Jobs is. The building has many unique features.
What's most interesting is that it appears that Jobs has a very strong libertarian streak. At one point Jobs shows an overview of the property and notes that at one corner adjacent to the property are some buildings that Apple wanted to buy but Jobs noted were not for sale. I can think of several firms that would have attempted to go to the City Council and take the property via eminent domain "for the good of the people". There is no indication that Jobs attempted this.
Further, it is instructive that City Council members try to shake Jobs down for free Wi-Fi and an Apple Store in Cupertino. He will have none of it. The icy silence he uses to shut off the shakedowns is awesome.