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By Mike Gold 

Packaging l Off Kilter


Last updated 9/5/2019 at 1:06pm

I’d guess that most of us haven’t given much thought to packaging – unless and until you are asked to open something that you just purchased and that is contained in a modern package.

A few days ago, I purchased some D-cell batteries. I brought them home and thought, perhaps naively, I’d just rip the package open and then use the batteries. But, oh no, it was not to be that simple.

See, the batteries were packaged in a shrink-wrapped bubble pack. The transparent plastic package reminded me of Al Capone's Vault, which was “discovered” and opened by that useless TV personality G...

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