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The appeal of the Cardboard Box




I was just remembering my long time relationship with the cardboard box. I am not sure what it was about a box but when I was but a wee lad, the box was like Ecstasy for my imagination. I often fantasized that either my box was a spaceship or some sort of fortress but really it could have been anything, one day I imagined that my box was a bigger box and I had twice the fun. Then I began to realize that the box though frail and simple is alot of different things for a lot of different people.

The box for a child, is a toy. The box is actually the ultimate toy. It's ultimate appeal lay in the fact that you can get inside the box. With a box for the right kid the sky is the limit, the only thing better than one box is two! For the adult the box is associated with work and responsibility, we ship and receive, we have our cubicles and we store those trinkets those memories from yesteryear in a basic box in the basement or attic. The box contains and protect sentiments. The cardboard box becomes shelter often for the homeless, it is a bed that ever important layer that though thin is strong enough to provide a bit of protection from the harsh elements. For the old the box is the final resting place.

That being said, I want to touch upon a subject that was in the back of my mind. I can barely remember the internet predating social networks. I wondered long and hard what did I do, where was I surfing? Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, I used to read more online before the invention of the MyTwitFace (thank you Conan) I had something called a Xanga and it was the center of my interaction with other people the blog rings which made up the blogosphere back then surprisingly I think I had more readers. I was Emo, I was mean, and I guess that was interesting. Now all I do is scheme and constantly try to find new ways to reinvent the wheel into a better mousetrap. I think I miss the simplicity of those days. The days when the internet was a lawless unregulated land, and the mint left to be made was quick, easy, and connected to the stock market.

Thought of the day: Draw strength from within, before you seek the aid of strength from with-out. Impossible is really just improbable.

Cheers and and profitable careers!

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