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bad design awards 2004 [Nov. 10th, 2004|06:12 pm]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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i fail to see how this is an improvement in pack opening technology.

here's the pitch:

'the word?
we make the pack really difficult to open so
our prospect feels resourceful about opening it.
added value.'

so i have arthritis or weak hands.
how am i going to open this?

and this years award for bad design goes to... tetra-pak.

[User Picture]From: adamsmasher
2004-11-10 11:03 am (UTC)
I don't think "resourceful" is quite the word to describe how one would feel...

I wonder if their website is as hard to open as their containers; I must be very 'resourceful' in my journey to explore it.
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[User Picture]From: krysalist
2004-11-10 06:27 pm (UTC)
the "sell by/use by" dates are funny. I'm always amazed how companies know exactly when things will go bad. What do they do to discover this? And how does water go bad? Are expiration dates just a metaphor for our own mortality? Will I shut up now?
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[User Picture]From: tikimonkey
2004-11-10 08:27 pm (UTC)
so i have arthritis or weak hands.
how am i going to open this?

might i recommend... a shotgun?

yes, seriously, this sucks. my dad has the same trouble as you do with getting these open.

i'm glad that you are a design watcher/watchdog! i ? design.

you might find this recent new york times slide show on design interesting.
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[User Picture]From: tikimonkey
2004-11-10 08:28 pm (UTC)

oh, poo...

okay, it's not letting me do it as a link. just put this in your browser:


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[User Picture]From: recrea33
2004-11-12 02:17 pm (UTC)

a small plastic explosive charge

a shotgun. lol.
yes that would work.
bit messy though.

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