“Commonwealth Bank’s Sydney workers will be the first to move to an activity-based workplace this year,” Liz Tay reports for iTnews.
MacDailyNews Take: As opposed to an inactivity-based workplace; you know, like they have at Microsoft.
Tay continues, “This week, staff were notified that they would receive 11-inch MacBook Air laptops instead of Dell desktops when they moved to the new Commonwealth Bank Place at Darling Walk. According to an internal email sighted by iTnews, most will be issued 11-inch Macbook Air notebooks; devices with bigger screens may be issued depending on need. Staff are expected to continue using Microsoft’s Windows operating system to avoid them having to get used to new software. ‘It is just a hardware change,’ the bank wrote.”
MacDailyNews Take: For now. Watch and see what happens next. In the meantime, pray for those MacBook Airs and salute their shared sacrifice as Mac OS X lies in wait.
Tay continues, “Instead of desks and offices, Commonwealth Bank Place will have docking stations, each with a 24-inch LCD screen, mouse, keyboard, and network access.”
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MacDailyNews Take: In a related move, IndyCar team Penske Racing will give all drivers brand new 2012 Formula Ones, each drawn by its very own mule.