Sign of the times: Former HP campus being razed for new Apple ‘spaceship’ campus

“Construction on Apple’s Campus 2 project is underway, with the company continuing its demolition of existing buildings on the site,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors. “Visible demolition is taking place on the parcel of land that Apple purchased back in 2006, while the HP campus itself remains hidden behind walls and the tree line.”

“The 50-acre prior purchase will make up the southern half of the campus that will house a massive parking structure while the main ‘Spaceship’ building will be located in the northern portion of the property,” Clover reports. “Apple hopes to finish the first phase of the Apple Campus 2 construction by 2016.”

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MacDailyNews Take:

Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. ― Steve Jobs

10 Comments

  1. There are those who think that life could be and should be extended forever. Steve Jobs knew that was a flawed view point. With a limited life, we are propelled to move to action and not procrastinate. Start creating your legacy today. Do something positive now.

      1. I would like to temper that with a seventh generation consciousness

        TSeems that know ing that you are going to die gives the many the right to consume the future of our descendants
        Sieze the day seems to mean sieze the planet

        1. Never got that from it. It seems to be to be about what you do with your life. Making the world a better place would be on my short list of things to do. Taking more than my share isn’t.

        2. “Sieze the day seems to mean sieze the planet”

          Um – no. You get to seize your own day. You don’t get to seize anything from other people.

          Have we forgotten that greed is a sin?

        3. Not really. Those deluded into thinking they are chosen by god to live forever in heaven seems to be the single clearest indication that the person in question gives no thought to the future. From the eschatological crazies that can’t wait for the end of the world so that everyone that disagreed with them will die horribly to the right wing religious zealots that decry all green initiatives and attempts to rein in corporate welfare, nothing signals contempt for efforts to improve conditions for everyone like a strong religious conviction.

  2. I read that when he was about 12 or 13 Steve Jobs called David Packard, one of the HP founders, at his home near where Jobs lived. Steve wanted to see if Mr. Packard could help him get some electronic items he needed for a project. Packard helped because he was impressed with this very young enthusiast. Now, the HP empire home Packard built is being razed so a new Apple HQ can take its place. I think Mr. Packard would be OK with this.

  3. Had a (deadset brilliant) Electrical Engineering student flat mate who was scouted by HP at school, got a scholarship from them for uni and went from (Sydney) uni to work at that campus.

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