I like the packaging strategy. I only need 1 original arduino of each kind, all others can be clones (to leave them inside something, or bare atmegas, so I don't really see the 'harm')
... as I was driving home I accidently spilled my Iced tea all over my seat and in one of the RadioShack bags. Thank God the paper packaging was able to hold off the tea long enough for me to pull over and save the boards from the sticky mess. I don't know what I would do if that paper packaging wasn't there to save my ass. Thanks Arduino
Dude, just take all this time and energy you obviously have on your hands and make something with the damn box. Shit....I think someone needs a hug.
You mean, if they would use the ESD bag also, the package would be just perfect?
C'moon, leave the guy alone, he has a point after all.
But all this should be scaled on the real world sized packaging with much too much plastic.If you install, let's say new IBM PC, you have 3-4 plastic bags for few little parts that you probably won't even use, every piece of "manuals" are in theirown bag, and what are you going to do with them once you have them? Yeah, right to the trash bin.Plastic is the real problem. But not with the electrical components, with little bag of silicon.
It would be better for the Arduino device. It's standard practice in the industry - to package electronics in ESD bags. Why does the Arduino team think they know better than the entire industry in this regard?