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Archive for December 26th, 2009

What’s Inside This Box?

Digital Media Player box

Digital Media Player box

Got a package from halfway around the world that, I thought, corresponded to a recent eBay order. Opened the envelope and pulled out a box containing … a Digital Media Player?

That’s odd. I don’t recall ordering one of those.

At this point, anybody who’s read Frank Herbert’s The White Plague should get the chills. Do you or don’t you open a mysterious package from far away that seems to offer something interesting?

Pandora might have something to say, too.

Digital Media Player box - contents

Digital Media Player box - contents

Well, open it I did, and found exactly what I’d ordered: a stash of female headers pins. Of course, one can’t tell what else might have come in the package, but so it goes.

Now I can hand Eks half a lifetime supply of the strips to replace the ones I mooched.

One other mildly surprising part of the package: it seems we’ve gotten to the point where magnetic closures are cheap enough to replace everything else, including intricate origami tucks. There’s a small steel plate pasted under the flap. Who knew?

Digital Media Player box - magnetic closure

Digital Media Player box - magnetic closure

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