The Newton and Eject Button at Apple’s Infinite Loop Headquarters

Former Apple employee reminisces about moving into Apple’s brand new headquarters at Infinte Loop and the mystery “eject button” that is reportedly still there to this day.

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Around 10 or 11 that night I was wandering around waiting for a build to finish when I happened to pass by that mysterious button near the bathrooms. I looked around, and was alone in the hallway. I carefully peeled off a couple of the CDROM stickers and placed the “Eject” sticky and one of the arrows over the button….

Now that it had a name, it seemed that people were even /more/ puzzled by that button. I kept my mouth shut, except for a couple of friends.

More months passed. We shipped the Newton (a few months too early, in my opinion) and moved to another building in Infinite loop. About a year later I left Apple to join a start-up run by some other ex-Newton people. Eventually Newton was canceled by Steve, and people went their separate ways. I’ve worked with a number of ex-Newton folks over the years, at other companies. They’re good people.

A couple of days ago, one of my ex-cow-orkers emailed me this photo.

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Posted by | Posted at October 21, 2013 18:37 | Tags: , ,
Storm is a technology enthusiast, who resides in the UK. He enjoys reading and writing about technology.

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