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And the Award for the Most Ridiculously Unnecessary Packaging Goes To...

This is sadly hilarious...

We had a moment of anti-Zen at the studio. You've got to see it to believe it.

We bought a HP Stylus--it's an electronic pen. it's a simple cylinder: 10 millimeters diameter and 124 millimeters long. It arrived with two large sheets of text:
  • One "Global Limited Warranty and Technical Support for Accessories": A sheet of 24.5" x 33.5" paper covered with 6pt text, BOTH SIDES!
  • One "Global Limited Warranty and Technical Support for Accessories": Another sheet (why?), 10" x 30" in same 6pt, both sides.

So we have a total of 15.6 square feet of 6pt text here. And that's just the warranty.

But that's not all.

The simple act of ordering one $24.99, 124 millimeter pen generated the following list of 15 total items:
  • One shipping brown box, size 10" x 7" x 4.5"
  • One internal brown box, size 8.5" x 4" x 3.5"
  • One sheet of bubble wrap, size 14" x 10"
  • One large zip-locked PE bag, size 5.5" x 8.5"
  • One tiny zip-locked PE bag, size 2" x 2.5" with threaded lanyard
  • One vacuum-formed clear plastic case, size 6" x 1.5" x 1"
  • One large "Save $10" coupon for HP's Home Office Store
  • One larger "Global Limited Warranty" (see above)
  • One smaller 'Global Limited Warranty' (see above)
  • One small "Accessorize your HP notebook" flyer
  • One tiny 1-2-3-4 installation guide for lanyard
  • One business reply card ("no postage necessary if mailed in the U.S."--thanks!)
  • One "Table of Toxic and Hazardous Substances/Elements and Their Content"
  • One Digitizer Pen product (thank goodness!)

Plus...drum roll please...the crown jewel of this corporate baboonery artwork:
  • One piece entitled: "Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in Private Household in the European Union"

And that doesn't include the shipping receipt.

原文出自 Fast Company Blog

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