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And speaking of the rainforest, here's what happens if you order an extension USB cable from Amazon:

Courtesy of Amazon: One USB extension cable in a very big box

A good effort there, courtesy of a bemused Rob Day. But while Rob's merely bemused, Dr Simon Clifford is positively shaken by the following packaging outrage perpetrated by Dell. Simon says he ordered (by email) a License Key Certificate which actually consists of nothing more than a modest alphanumeric string:

Courtesy of Dell: One sheet of A4 paper in bubblewrap inside big box

Splendid. The mug on the upper right, in case you were wondering, is included not for scale but to demonstate just how much strong liquor you have to drink to recover from the realisation that Dell is now in direct competition with HP to secure the coveted "Planetary Destruction Goods Packaging Award". ®

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Thanks to Matt Russell for the HP Oz award tip-off.

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