Hacksaw alert

Amazon, to my surprise, asked for Packaging Feedback on my last order, which happened to be the little Sansa music player and the even littler microSD card, both of which were encased in plastic clamshells that would presumably resist North Korean missiles. I told them that nothing, even if it’s marked as Retail Packaging, should require a Leatherman tool to open. On the upside, the box, though too large (as distinguished from Way Too Large), arrived speedily.


  1. McGehee »

    4 April 2013 · 9:32 pm

    Some bright boy somewhere will design a system whereby the packaging is Impossible to Open™ — unless you’ve been sent a 128-bit encrypted opensesame code under separate cover.

  2. CGHill »

    4 April 2013 · 11:39 pm

    Which, the historical record shows, will be broken within a week.

  3. fillyjonk »

    5 April 2013 · 7:07 am

    I find myself thinking, given geopolitical stuff right now, that maybe I should save all my old clamshells and use it to build a bomb bunker….kind of like the old comedian’s question about “Why don’t they build entire planes out of the stuff the black boxes are made of?”

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