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Pixar, the computer animation company founded by George Lucas and sold to Steve Jobs - who later sold his company to Disney, as George has just done with his - has renamed its main office block after its rescuer. To be fair to Pixar, it’s an appropriate tribute. Jobs’ money kept the company in business, allowing it to continue …

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Anonymous Coward

Doesn't look like a very visually stunning building though.

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Anonymous Coward

John Lennon

Wouldn't have liked an airport named after him but they did anyway.

He only got that because he got shot. If they had all died in an air-crash they might have called it Liverpool Beatle Airport. Could have been worse, it could have been McCartney Wings Airport!

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All the really interesting stuff happens in the Wozniak building anyway.

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Anonymous Coward

Expected the building to have rounded corners, really.

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Big Brother

and be a cube

made out of totally inappropriate materials, then start falling apart far too early..

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Anonymous Coward

Re: and be a cube

>inappropriate materials?

I was under the impression that many shops have glass fronts... something to do with letting shoppers see what you're selling.

>start falling apart far too early

Links please? The only example I've heard reported is the broken Apple Store window that was broken when a woman walked into it...

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Stop

Re: and be a cube

the window didn't break, her nose did

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2163702/woman-suing-apple-broken-nose

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Boffin

Re: and be a cube

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Power+Mac+G4+Cube+Teardown/1424/1

Get with the program, sheesh!

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Anonymous Coward

Re: and be a cube

There's nothing inherently wrong with stainless steel or polycarbonate for making a PC. What was the point again?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: and be a cube

hot G4 and passive cooling. it was a fail.

What evvah.....

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Anonymous Coward

Re: and be a cube

And there's plenty of them still going strong.

The power-supply was the biggest problem.

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Truth or fiction?

I'm sure I read/heard that Jobs bought Pixar so he'd have at least one company buying his NeXT computers.

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Re: Truth or fiction?

Fiction: Jobs bought Pixar for its hardware division, which released its first product months after Jobs bought it. The Pixar Image Computer sold for $135,000 in 1986, but it also required a $35,000 companion workstation, aimed at high end scientific and medical applications (3D medical scanning, for example)- by comparison, the first NeXT computer was sold in 1989 for $6,500, aimed at high-end mainstream applications and development.

Pixar sold hundreds of machines (potential buyers thought they'd give Moore's Law a couple more years), NeXT sold tens of thousands.

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Anonymous Coward

Already got loads of these in the UK

Except the Jobs Centres here are full of people who watch cartoons all day, rather than make them.

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Joke

Not really fitting.

To truly be appropriate, they should have stuck the name on someone else's building, then sued the owners of said building when they complained for copying the Pixar building by having WALLS and WINDOWS and DOORS!

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Anonymous Coward

Not just DOORS

but doors with the patented "Twist to unlock" action

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M7S
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The apple (tm) never falls far from the tree.

It's appropriate to name this building after SJ. Apple (according to other stories currently on El Reg) ignore everyone else's IP but moan about people allegedly ignoring theirs.

Didn't Pixar get told off a while back over their film featuring a certain desk lamp, having lifted the design from some scandinavian company?

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