Cupertino gave Apple last-minute permission to use Steve Jobs Theater for special media event

“It wasn’t much of a secret that Apple would hold its annual iPhone event during the second week of September, as it has the last few years,” Chris O’Brien reports for VentureBeat. “But there was a bit of drama in August surrounding the question of where the event would be held”

“Apple has said employees have been moving into Apple Park since April,” O’Brien reports. “Yet drone videos seemed to indicate that there was still a lot of work being done on the campus, including on the [Steve Jobs Theater]. Would it be completed in time for the iPhone event?”

“When Apple sent out invites on August 31, it confirmed that the September 12 event would be held at the Steve Jobs Theater,” O’Brien reports. “Turns out, this was a close one. According to records from the City of Cupertino, Apple applied on August 8 for a Temporary Occupancy Permit for the theater, which is located at 10501 N Tantau Ave, Cupertino, CA. This permit is essentially a waiver indicating that a structure has been inspected, though some work remains incomplete.”

Apple's Steve Jobs Theater
Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater

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    1. The Steve Jobs Theater looks like a big button – or exactly what Steve Jobs hated!

      What happens when you push “The Big Button?” Does Apple’s spaceship take off? Do all of Apple Park’s toilets flush?

      They should paint the roof bright red and print “Do Not Press” on the sidewalk around it.MacDailyNews, July 13, 2017

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        1. Herself, please explain how the MDN voting system is “gamed.” When people throw out comments like “fake news” or fraud” or “gamed,” I want to know how and, preferably, why, as well. The MDN voting system might very well be “gamed,” but I am not just going to accept someone’s word for it.

          I have no doubt that posts often get down voted simply because of the source. I have seen a lot of voting along strict partisan lines, even when the posted content was reasonable and well-supports by fact and logic. So, that doesn’t surprise me at all.

          1. I doubt they are gamed against the asswipe and a couple of others. They get a huge number of downvotes on some post — but those numbers will vary considerably. And then some posts will be be downvoted, but only with a few votes. It varies SO widely, I think it is more or less natural. And why should it not be? Belligerent Asswipe has worked hard over years to earn such antipathy.

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            It is well known that some comments at MDN have accumulated ungodly numbers of votes, and there has been considerable perplexity about how that can happen. It can happen the same way that any naïve, liberal, unsupervised voting system can result in an unworthy or even obscure candidate being elected to a hall of fame, board of directors, or political office. It’s a hack. Before questioning the questioner, double-check your credit score.

      2. I don’t like botty at all. But I do not automatically down vote his posts simply because of the source. However, the content often supports a down vote on its own, even if botty’s handle wasn’t attached.

        1. Maybe you don’t act like a knee-jerk reactoid, but a bunch of panty-twisted droolers do. Also, merit has become a “value” word, just like “truth” or “facts”. There are no more merit systems, only checkpoints.

      1. Here’s an honest comment, with a credible voting score! Possessed by an angel (laudatory) — 3 up votes. “For a change” (critical)— 3 down votes.

        Fairly and evenly divided, just like the country and the rest of the world. Voting is a definite expression of emotion, followed by cascade after cascade of feeble rationalising. (Camus)

          1. When your motto is “fair and balanced,” expect looney-toon blather. When your catch-phrase is “believe me,” expect robbery and betrayal. We are officially in the age of Newspeak.

        1. ..actually, George McGovern was an even more admirable libtard…back in ’72, he sustained probably the biggest ass-kicking in a modern presidential election for his stand against the Vietnam War and against Tricky Dick. I saw him speak the following spring at a university near here and through the heckling and the boos, he stood his ground.

          He was also right.

          1. McGovern courageously picked up the gauntlet left by RFK in ’68. It was along in this era that musician Frank Zappa penned one of my all time favorite quotes:

            “Politics is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.”

            Three years later, Nixon was gone and disgraced while McGovern was still the honorable senior senator from the state of South Dakota. An unsung profile in courage.

  1. . . . Which explains why everyone was left for soooo long wondering when (and where) the September event would be.

    The bigger the project, the longer the lag time. When I was studying software project management, one of my professors told us we were all insane.

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