For whatever reason, the knives are out for HP

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Gadget Club: Round 2

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It looks like the cool thing to do now is bash HP over its environmental record. Yesterday’s Greepeace action was a huge story for several minutes, drawing attention, apparently, to the company’s rubbish record with respect to various chemicals in its products. And today The Register has photos of shipping containers, used to ship things.

The implication is that HP is being wasteful, shipping tiny little nicknacks in huge, bulbous boxes.

When I bought The Beckham Experience from Amazon, it shipped in like an envelope (as opposed to a box). I noted, very quickly, “Oh, this is new, it’s not a box.” Then I moved on.

My hunch is that if we’re going to single out HP for being whatever, then we should be prepared to hate on damn near every company.

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