It's painfully obvious to me that the only missing element from the temple-like design of the new upper west side Apple store is the inclusion of a dedicated wall that would serve as a proper shrine to Apple's beloved CEO Steve Jobs.
The phrase In Jobs We Trust would reside on the right side of the over-sized image meant to serve as a beacon of hope for visitors passing through the store. On the left side the phrase "Novus Ordo Seclorum" which is Latin for "New Order of the Ages, would help to fuel the Apple legacy.
The company is reportedly adjusting its retail strategy to include larger more iconic stores as evidenced in their fourth Manhattan build out. Ron Johnston, Apple's senior vice president of retail announced on Thursday that Apple would be opening 40-50 more Apple stores in 2010.
The idea of an enormous Jobsian shrine added to new store designs would be an exceptionally brilliant move since he was recently voted CEO of the decade by Fortune Magazine. The Apple temple is now perfectly complete. Delivering that feeling of childlike wonder to the unconverted masses passing by. I'll be wearing my WWSJD (what would Steve Jobs do) bracelet all weekend.
Let's all pause now for a moment of quiet reflection.