A Final Salute

Art imitates life. After 5 years of keeping my Mac Pro’s box, it was time to finally say good-bye. Why do I like hanging on to old boxes? Perhaps it’s for nostalgia – as I attempt to relive the memories of opening the box to my (at the time) new computer and all its wondrous possibilities.

How about you? Do you keep all your tech gear’s boxes? Do you pitch them straight away? Let me know!


About the author

Krishna Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Other World Computing and EE Times. His work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at krishnadraws.com.

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  • CoyotyReply
    February 22, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I tend to keep the boxes forever in case I (n)ever have to repack the gear to return it or I (n)ever move.

    • Krishna M. SadasivamReply
      February 22, 2013 at 8:54 am

      I tend to do the same, Coyoty. Even to the point of keeping boxes for years on end. I’d only recently gotten rid of the box that came with my PowerMac G5 -which was nearly 10 years old!) earlier this year.

  • Kevin RubinReply
    February 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I still have the box from my Apple //e that I bought in the early to mid 80’s. It’s pretty well beaten up now, full of a variety of stuff… Hmm… I don’t even have the computer anymore, I sold that in the 80’s (but then bought a newer Apple //e in the 90’s).

    Now if I could only get that here in New York…

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