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Video of Apple’s new North Carolina data center

Screen shot of FOX News report on North Carolina data center

A Fox News affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina got the first close-up video of Apple’s new data center in that state.

Philip Elmer-DeWitt:

There’s so much wrong with Fox News’ story that we almost don’t know where to start. (Did anybody ever think it was just for iTunes?) But thanks to its camera crew, we do get to meet aptly named Bill Wagenseller, the real estate guy who shot the first flyover, and Scott Millar, who is introduced as a Wall Street analyst but is really president of the Catawba County economic development corporation. Although the county’s building inspection office still hasn’t received any expansion paperwork, Millar likes the rumors that Apple might be doubling the size of the facility, from 500,000 sq. ft. to 1 million,

“I’m ready to get the phone call,” he tells the camera, “and to proceed with building anything they want.”

Wow, that kind of reporting isn’t going to win any awards. It was painful to listen to them say ‘data’ incorrectly and every time they did, an Android from Star Trek died. Additionally, did they rip off a Netflix commercial from an episode of AppJudgment? That sounded a lot like David Prager to me.

I digress. Once you get past the cheese-factor, the most interesting point of the video was the mention of another parcel of land Apple holds nearby that is rumored to be considered for an “Apple campus.” If you want more close up shots with a side of cheesy, check out this Mission Impossible style video shot last fall.

[via Fortune Tech]


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