Thursday, July 9, 2015

Packaging Science

Edna examined the 64 GB thumb drive Ed bought her at the warehouse store. It’s exactly what she needed for her digital photo collection.

There was only one small problem. The tiny drive was firmly encased in a hard plastic sheet the size of a legal pad. How to get it out?

Ed couldn’t tear the plastic or cut it with scissors. Frustration grew as Edna watched Ed try his pliers, box cutter, and hunting knife—all to no avail.

A determined Ed bolted for the garage. He came back with his chain saw roaring.

“Have at it!” Edna yelled.