During the past few weeks, I have been working with a youth group, and we have been building a computer system. The main purpose is to give the students, 8th and 9th graders, practical hands on experience in building a system from scratch. Once the system is completed, we will be donating the computer to a local charity that provides food and clothing to people in need.

Some of the parts, hard drive, DVD rom, cpu container and heatsink/fan came in hard plastic packaging. You know the type of packaging I am talking about. The type of packaging that you need a table saw or hatchet to open. The hard plastic stuff that becomes razor sharp when cut with scissors and can take off a chunk of flesh if you are not careful.

So now here is a question. What is the purpose of hard plastic packaging? It is some type of a test to see if we can open the package to get to the product? Is it to see how many people we can get into the emergency room? 🙂

Comments welcome.