inessential by Brent Simmons

Gus on Apple and Seattle

Gus Mueller suggests that Apple should open a Seattle office:

So when Apple says “Hey, we’ve got a job down in Cupertino,” the usual response is “Uh, that’s great. I’m going to stay here thank you very much.”

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Seattle area is home to the largest Cocoa developer community outside California. And we already do have remote Apple employees here.

It’s a beautiful city and a beautiful region. And it’s progressive — we have marriage equality, legalized marijuana, and a $15 dollar minimum wage (well, coming soon).

Me, I’ve already got a thing. But if I didn’t, and I were looking for a job, and Apple had a local office, I’d strongly consider it. But I wouldn’t consider leaving Seattle.