Why having apple at 1 infinite loop isn't good.

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  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Apple is known for excellent computers. So why do the live at 1 Infinite loop? Infinite loops are not good things when it comes to computers(i have a computer dictionary;) ). Unless the chose it because 1 mac has had 1 infinite loop, why would the choose such a badd adress?:confused:
     
  2. Earendil macrumors 68000

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    Because it's funny?
    I always thought so at least.
    As a CS major I can say they are the bane of every program, and half the time they are REALLY stupid mistakes. They are just a fact of writing programs, and as such go well with computers.

    If you want to be serious about it though and skip humorr, I suppose you could say that Inifinite loops aren't a BAD thing. The program is actually still doing work, and doing exactly what it is told to do... Forever. So The idea that Apple is going to forever do exactly what it has been doing, which is exactly what it was told to do, isn't that bad of an idea, is it? ;)

    ~Earendil

    ps
    I'm sure Apple had a say in naming the road, and it wasn't named until AFTER Apple was established. It wasn't like it was an accident and Apple just wasn't careful enough about where they put down shop.
     
  3. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure the road was named that on purpose, as I believe it was done so after they set up shop so-to-speak.

    Evvverrybody's a jokester.
     
  4. kildraik macrumors 6502a

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    Infinite possibilities? Infinite immagination? Be creative!
     
  5. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but they sorta specified the loop thing, so...
     
  6. kildraik macrumors 6502a

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    ...Maybe because the road is a loop... oh, well!:rolleyes:
     
  7. cyberdogl2 macrumors regular

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    i'm pretty sure apple named the street after they got there. does anyone have confirmation? or else that's what i'll take as truth
     
  8. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    I always thought Apple named it as a play on the Command key symbol - when you look at it and follow it, it's an infinite loop:D.

    Well, it makes sense to me.
     
  9. liketom macrumors 601

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    with an address like that even MY postman can't lose my post..... or can he:rolleyes:


    cool address if you ask me :p
     
  10. Queso macrumors G4

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    The road wasn't built until Apple came and built the campus there. The Microsoft equivalent of Google Earth got rapped last year for using an outdated photo where 1 Infinite Loop didn't exist, and there was no road at all, just a few old buildings and some waste ground. Some commented that the ommision was wishful thinking on Redmond's part :D
     

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