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How Does Steve Jobs’ iSpaceship Match Up Against Hollywood’s Spaceships?

Internet publishing rules require us to show you new architectural plans and sketches of Apple’s proposed headquarters. So you here you go (full monty available from the city of Cupertino, which is reviewing the plans). You can click on each image to embigify it:

But since Steve Jobs has already declared that his new building will be “like a spaceship,” now might be a good time to see how the proposed, but presumably real, building stacks up to some of Hollywood’s actual, but fictional, spaceships. Enjoy:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work