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As the dust of "The End" of the "Bricks and Mortar" epoch's apocalypse still turns the sun a brilliant orange-red, at dawn and dusk, suggestive of arterial blood commingled with Orangina [^] at a fresh suicide's site:
Adobe hath decreed: no more retail box [^]. It ain't "green," "environmentally green," they say, to ship boxes: translation: "it ain't the green tint we really like, as found in Benjamin Franklin US $100 bills green flowing direct to Adobe."
Well, who can blame them ? The retail-software so-called "channel" has always been ripe for extermination: what value has it ever added for the end-user ? Never mind that customers will now be herded into a triopoly of Macish, Winish, and Googlish company stores:
... cue Tennessee Ernie Ford, singing: "I owe my soul to the company store" [^] ...
But, company's like Adobe have their erogenous electronic edifices erected already: their customers will buy direct from the Mothership, no 30% tariff for them.
Now I can reveal the true purpose of this message: right now the domain name "YourMissingBox.com" is just waiting for one of you to grab it ! And, so is MegaErsatz.com ! Remember who told you, when your first meelion comes in (note: I learned that "million" should be spelled "meelion" in proper British English by reading "The Register" web-site).
You can then use the internet to crowd-source visual ideas for what the missing package should have looked like, manufacture the packaging, and sell them to people driven to distraction by the loss of face, the bewilderment, of no longer being able to look up on a shelf, and see tangible proof they actually bought the retail product.
However, you may want to move to New Zealand before launching your company, because: the big honking legal teams at companies like Adobe might come after you for god-knows-what violations. And, look at the way New Zealand is "standing up" for Kim Dotcom right now: they refuse to extradite him, and have even ruled he can sue the government for spying on him ! [^].
So, when your first order for 100k units of Adobe Creative Suite CS? packaging come through from Guangzhou, China, you don't have to worry, because the Kiwis "got your back."
Resistance is futile: you will be subscribed.
"Good people can be induced, seduced, and initiated into behaving in evil ways. They can also be led to act in irrational, stupid, antisocial, mindless, and self-destructive, ways when they are immersed in 'total situations' that impact human nature in ways that challenge our sense of the stability and consistency of individual personality, of character, and of morality."Dr. Philip G. Zimbardo, in "The Lucifer Effect" 2008: ISBN-10: 08129744
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