All through time software vendors have played with different packaging. Back in the early days it was just a piece of paper and a floppy disk in a bag… but things have changed in the mean time. Due to modern marketing methods many products have gone on larger bulky wasteful packing. Even worse some of them can lead to cuts and such due to the annoying plastic blister packs but that’s a different storey. My focus here is the large box packages. Some even don’t bother with inner packing to hold the contents yet others use wasteful amounts of plastic or cardboard.
I was recently cleaning and found my box for “Microsoft Plus SuperPack for Windows XP” and I noticed how wasteful its package was since it was just a DVD case held in a plastic form inside the box. Microsoft is just using the larger box to brag about the product when they could have just put the license key on a card into the DVD case and shrink wrapped the DVD case and it would be just as good. I took pics of the package to share with this blog post.
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