Saptamana trecuta compania Apple a oferit premiile pentru aplicatile din App Store care au cel mai bun design si multumita unui trofeu primit de la Apple, un “norocos” dezvoltator a fost confundat cu un terorist cand incerca sa ajunga la o cursa ce pleca dintr-un aeroport american. Premiul oferit de catre compania Apple a constat intr-o cutie patrata care nu putea fi scanata de catre aparatele cu raze X ale aeroportului si care stralucea in mod inexplicabil. Dupa o analiza atenta a unei “armate” de angajati ai departamentului de securitate, dezvoltatorul care a castigat premiul a reusit sa se imbarce in siguranta in avion, desi premiul oferit de Apple a fost initial identificat ca fiind un posibil obiect care ar putea ajuta un terorist sa deturneze un avion.
Desigur ca toata vina pentru incident trebuie sa ii fie atribuita lui Jony Ive, avand in vedere ca el a fost, cel mai probabil, omul care a aprobat design-ul final al trofeului.
As I was heading back to Seattle from WWDC, I was only traveling with a small backpack. I bundled the Apple Design Award into a t-shirt when I packed that morning, shoved it into my backpack, and forgot all about it when I got the airport. The backpack went through the x-ray machine and showed up as containing a perfect, black square.
The guy watching the screen from the x-ray machine called for another guy, and another guy, and pretty soon there was small crowd scrutinizing the image. The backpack came out, I sheepishly admitted to being the owner, and I was taken aside. When the TSA folks pulled the cube from my bag, it glowed.
Whispers passed over the crowd. After I explained that the cube is from Apple, the security folks reverently placed the futuristic artifact into its own plastic bin and ran it again through the x-ray machine. This time, the other passengers got a glimpse of what the commotion was about and, once again, it was the glow of the cube readily visible as it entered and exited the x-ray machine that sent a wave of whispers through the sizable gathering.
Eventually, the cube made its way back into my bag, but the curious gazes kept coming. I suspect I will be reading about “intercepted alien technology of unknown origin or purpose” on the blogosphere soon. What can I say? Apple knows how to design their products.