“For one 83-year-old grandma, the most confusing piece of technology at an Apple Store wasn’t an iPad or iPhone — it was the front door,” Kieran Crowley and Todd Venezia report for The New York Post.
MacDailyNews Take: She obviously didn’t see the new Apple TV UI. 😉
Crowley and Venezia report, “Evelyn Paswall, a former Manhattan fur-company vice president, claims the tech company’s signature glass architecture is a menace to little old ladies after she failed to see the glass door at a Long Island location and smashed her face. Now the Forest Hills, Queens, resident is suing Apple for $1 million, saying the company was negligent for not elderly-proofing the store’s see-through facade.”
“Approaching the store, Paswall didn’t realize she was heading straight for a wall of glass. She smashed her face against it, breaking her nose, she claims in her suit filed in the US Eastern District federal court,” Crowley and Venezia report.
MacDailyNews Take: Paswall? Not without a broken nose.
Crowley and Venezia report, “In her suit, she argues that Apple should have put marks on the glass that older people could spot before they come face-to-face with disaster. Paswall, once one of the top dealers in high-price Russian sable furs, declined comment.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, um, $1 million seems just a tad excessive, granny.
We have a feeling that Steve Jobs wouldn’t approve of safety stickers marring Apple Store glass. Perhaps there’s a more elegant solution. Maybe some etched Esslinger lines or, since Steve seemed loathe to look backwards, something similarly evocative, but more in keeping with the times: Instead of gauche circlular safety stickers, how about Home buttons etched into the glass? That way, grandmas are safer, and Apple retains elegance while also subtly reinforcing a signature product element.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]