The stupidest thing you’ll read this week

The end result is that while both buildings are amazing in their own right, if you like working in natural light, and in more of a collaborative friendly environment (and I do) then the NVIDIA approach would be better. If you are very personally competitive, want your own private office, and are willing to work your way toward a window for natural light (typically windows come with rank and status) then the Apple building will be the more attractive choice.

Any building without Rob Enderle in it would be the more attractive choice for me.



  • http://twitter.com/fraydog Ryan Fraley

    Oh Enderle, who gives a shit.

  • http://twitter.com/1InfiniteWatch 1 Infinite Watch

    You nailed it, Peter.

  • Zone Of The Enderles

    Just looking at the headline I figured it would either be Henry Blodget or Rob Enderle. I guess Rob has the edge when it comes to architectural ‘expertise’.

    • Peter Cohen

      I wish I could give you an extra upvote for your fucking AWESOME id.

  • http://twitter.com/PDelahanty Patrick Delahanty

    I hate my office’s “open” environment. It gives me the feeling that everyone is constantly watching over my shoulder or sneaking up behind me.

    • http://twitter.com/colinmat Colin Mattson

      If you walk into any given (commercial) photo studio, you will predictably either find the desk in a separate office or shoved into a corner with the back against the wall.

      Open floor plans are creepy.

    • Player_16

      A ‘things appear closer than they actually are’ mirror might fix that.

  • http://traveloffthecuff.com/ Mark D Wolinski

    I believe a paraphrasing of Martin Blank is appropriate here: “I was sitting there alone on prom night, reading this goddamn Enderle article, and my whole life flashed before my eyes. And I realized finally, and for the first time, that I wanted to kill somebody. So I figured since I loved you so much, it’d be a good idea if I didn’t see you anymore.”

  • http://twitter.com/OttawaMark67 Mark Holoubek

    Has the pedopundit ever had an unqualified compliment for Apple? Screw him. Even Thurott and Blodgett have given begrudging kudos here and there.

  • http://alexandersmith.co/ Benjamin Alexander

    Enderle isn’t even bothering to proofread at this point. Count the typos.

  • SierraHotel

    It sounds like Enderle is basing his conclusions on the external appearance of the two designs. Perhaps he should query the current and past employees of Pixar who worked in The Steve Jobs Building (Pixar’s headquarters) about Jobs expertise in creating a vibrant and interactive work environment. http://officesnapshots.com/2012/07/16/pixar-headquarters-and-the-legacy-of-steve-jobs/

  • http://mangochut.net/ mangochutney

    This article has left me sitting here, with my mouth agape. Oh boy.

  • JohnDoey

    Pixar never stops raving about how collaborative their workspace is, and how it was made that way by Steve Jobs, who also had a big say in the spaceship. I think Enderle is confusing true collaboration (Pixar, Apple) with a bunch of people getting together as a group to copy Apple so that no one person can be held responsible (Samsung, Google, Microsoft, etc.) At Apple they collaborate but also take individual responsibility, like a baseball team, where you have to work together but you also are responsible for your own batting average.

    How do I know I am right? It’s the opposite of what Rob Enderle said.