Apple Address Street Name?

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  1. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Why did Apple choose to name the street its headquarters are located on "infinite loop"? According to Wikipedia an inifinite loops is defined as follows:

    An infinite loop is a sequence of instructions in a computer program which loops endlessly, either due to the loop having no terminating condition or having one that can never be met. In older operating systems with cooperative multitasking, infinite loops normally caused the entire system to become unresponsive.

    Apple
    1 Infinite Loop
    Cupertino, CA 95014
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I think it's a computer joke more than anything else.

    One Infinite Loop
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The street is a loop (sort of), and they were computer guys. Not much more to it than that AFAIK.
     
  4. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    The same reason they chose an infinite loop for their command button: ⌘.
     
  5. barkomatic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I just thought it was funny they named it after a state of malfunction a computer sometimes enters. I never made the possible command button connection though. Now I'll be seeing infinite loops everywhere--its like the mason's symbol or something. lol
     
  6. Brien macrumors 68020

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    The other buildings are even funnier. Well, to me at least.

    2 Infinite Loop, 3 Infinite Loop, and so on.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Actually, that's the symbol for a Swedish campground attraction. :)
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Why, basically the same reason the company was born of April 1st.
     

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