100,000 square feet for a fitness and wellness facility, but none for onsite daycare.
Duncan Sinfield’s new Apple Park drone flyby Monday (below) reminds me that the company still hasn’t explained the lack of childcare facilities in its new $5 billion-plus corporate campus.
I’ve asked Apple about this more than once. I asked again this morning. I’m starting to think that the missing daycare center might be, as Mashable has suggested, not an oversight but a feature.
“This was no mistake,” wrote Cassie Murdoch last May. “It was a big fat message to anyone who might be contemplating trying to balance family life with their obsessive devotion to their job. And that message reads, in the sleekest font imaginable, ‘nope.’”
And now Jony Ive, who supervised the design of what he refers to as “our home,” seems to be shrugging off the critics.
“We didn’t make Apple Park for other people,” Ive told a Washington D.C. audience last week. “So I think a lot of the criticisms … are utterly bizarre, because it wasn’t made for you. And I know how we work, and you don’t.”
Cue the video: