Friday, August 01, 2008


The other day we received a package through FedEx: a cardboard box larger than a wide lever-arch file, that needed to be delivered by truck (and the FedEx guy actually had to make two trips to our home, 'cause I wasn't home on the first day to sign for the package). On the outside was the typical US postal service documentation, in triplicate and covered in plastic, and inside was a large quantity of plastic bubble wrap surrounding a tiny electronic device that would have fitted inside half a matchbox. Seemed like overkill to me.

Click here, here and here for more examples of senseless over-packaging.

None of the above is quite as extreme as this effort from HP - what on earth were they thinking?!

(Picture from here.)

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