Apple - A place I'd never want to work (shhhhh!)

Reading this article about life as an employee at Apple sure doesn't make it sound like a very fun place to work.  I understand the competitive advantage that secrecy can have in new product launches, but it blows my mind that employees put up with the secrecy at all costs with Apple.  It just sounds stressful, counter-productive, and anti-collaborative.  I would imagine the water coolers are quite the sad and lonely place, huh?