Monday, March 13, 2006

40, 60, and 75

I am concerned about lightbulbs. Not the bulbs themselves, but the packaging they come in. The old model was two bulbs in either end of cushioned rectangular packaging. Two of these rectangles were combined in a square outer packaging to create a four-pack of lightbulbs. The genius of this method was that one could replace as few as two bulbs, using the rectangles as storage for the spent bulbs.

So-called "progress" has given us a new four-pack of lightbulbs. Gone are the cushioned rectangles of old. The new four-packs are single units made completely of cardboard. The cardboard must be ripped to remove the new bulb, meaning they can't be used to hold the burned-out ones.

I'm not against progress. But why mess with perfection?


Blogger Aaron B. Solem said...

perfect is the enemy of good enough. A wise man once told me that

March 13, 2006 7:24 PM  

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