The Apple community is abuzz with news of a fascinating patent application the company filed for a laptop docking station which includes some extremely interesting concept drawings.
Whether this concept will ever reach production or not, there is one thing these drawings make clear: Apple is hiring seizure-prone elderly shut-ins to draw its patent art.
While declining to speak about the patent itself, Apple did admit that it was part of a California state program that finds employment for seniors.
“This is a fabulous program and we’re proud to be a part of it,” said CEO Steve Jobs, who spoke to us by phone because of the robot blockade of One Infinite Loop.
“The single biggest benefit to us is that no one believes a word the elderly say,” Jobs said.
“Whether it’s ‘I fought the Kaiser, you know!’ or ‘Many a gentleman caller I had in my day!’ or ‘Apple’s working on an ultra-light laptop that docks into an iMac!’, their care-givers are just going to nod, roll their eyes and keep trying to shove Jell-O into their mouths.”
Jobs went on to note that when you add in the fact that their children never come to visit them and they’ll soon be dead, Apple’s secrets have never been safer.
“The Egyptians used to blind those who saw their designs. This is the next best thing. Actually, it may be better.”
In unrelated news, the AARP initiated a lawsuit against Apple today.
It really is unrelated. They think the scroll wheel on the nano is too “dag burned” small.