Originally Posted by max
well, that is a point. and a good one too, being a tactile myself. still - why can't we get a bigger box for just cds? that'd be cool.
For those of you who do not recall the packaging in the music cd market, the Long Box (12" x 6") was an extra outer cardboard package that surrounded the CD case. It extended the size of CD packaging to 12 inches. Long boxes were exclusive to the US where retailers insisted on them so that CDs could be displayed in conventional LP browsers. The CD cases were complete inside the long boxes, and they represented a low point in common sense regarding acceptance of new formats. They were soon phased out because environmentalists targeted the packaging as being wasteful in that most people threw them away after opening, and they were filling up landfills at an alarming rate. Long boxes are now considered quite rare!