One of the strangest phenomena of our Brave Digital World is unboxing. A sort of technological strip-tease, only less sexy.
YouTube is full of this strip-tease. I wonder if it could be some strangely Warholian impulse that has caught on? “Let´s look at something really boring for a change. Not somebody sleeping for five hours but something more up to date and nerdy. Look, he is opening the box now! He takes the scissor… he unwraps…. the laminating machine… Far out! It´s out of the box!”
Some of us have too much time on our hands. Me, for example, even writing about this.