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April 26, 2007

Opening the Vista and Office Packages

Someone created a detailed photo-essay about how to open the Vista and Office packages. I think they are only partly serious, but I agree the boxes ARE confusing to open. They have two little tabs on the side that really really look like you are supposed to squeeze them to open it, but in fact squeezing them prevents you from opening it, because there is a little plastic piece from the other part of the box that slides under the tabs, so squeezing them grips that tighter. But once you figure out it is trivial to open it, and you don't need to keep that red Post-It flag on.

Posted by AdamBa at April 26, 2007 09:25 PM

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Absolutely agree with you (about the confusing packaging) and also with majority of the comments in the photos.

I guess theres always folks who would argue that *someone* will find fault with the packaging irrespective of how well it really is designed.
But in this case, it felt like poor design choices.

Posted by: anonymouse at April 27, 2007 06:08 PM