We can read history books and watch documentaries to help us understand our heritage, but every now and then something turns up which helps us comprehend what was important to a past culture. A 113-year-old time capsule was recently discovered in an outdoor statue on the property of Boston’s Old State House. People watching this story are anxious to know what is in the time capsule, so as to understand what was important to the Boston community in 1901. Personally, I want to know how well kept these time capsule contents appear. The articles were placed in a sealed copper box which was then stored inside the lion’s head statue displayed outdoors in an atmospheric climate with four distinct seasons and located on a turbulent ocean. I see this as a magnificent study in copper as a packaging protector.
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Posted by Joe Spitz on Oct 20, 2014 9:56:00 AM
A recent unanimous Supreme Court decision determined that genes cannot be patented. That seems like an obvious concept, but the issue is that the gene was difficult and expensive to isolate from the chromosomes in which it resides. On top of the initial expense, the possible inventions that could spring out of this innovation may be very lucrative, so the company who isolated the gene attempted to file the patents, but was rejected. In this case, the gene is a very strong indicator of breast and ovarian cancer - although it is a groundbreaking, innovative, and brilliant discovery (to paraphrase Justice Thomas), it is still a naturally occurring material and is, therefore, not patentable. This decision makes the findings unprotected and opens the doors for other companies or researchers to run with the recent discovery and possibly find ways to build on it.
As I was reading Chris Brogan's (Human Business Works) recent article about change and fear, the paragraph that struck me was this one: "Before Netflix, Blockbuster was a sure thing. Before Zipcar, you owned a car, borrowed a car, or rented a car. AirBNB has changed hospitality options. Square gives everyone the ability to be a credit card merchant when that wasn’t true as recently as a few years ago without a lot of hassle." I was a loyal Blockbuster customer until Netflix made renting movies so easy. Once Hulu entered the scene with their free online TV shows, the computer became my central source of entertainment. It was only about 50 years ago that my family sat around a single small black and white TV that had only three channels of entertainment. Big changes.
Over 110 million Americans tuned in to watch the Super Bowl in 2012, and for three straight years the Super Bowl has broken its own viewer record, priming this years’ (2013) to be, again, the most viewed television event in history (even before the official numbers come out). There is the typical build up and fanfare surrounding the event, and why not; it is the quintessential BIG American event. This year was different. The story lines set this one apart: two young coaches who are brothers (who probably have the fiercest rivalry and adoration for each other), an all-time great retiring, a mid-season second year backup quarterback turned sensation, and the list goes on. My favorite story line, albeit a quiet one, had to do with Joe Flacco.
Here's an excerpt from a fascinating article on the "Bored Panda" blog, self-proclaimed as "the only magazine for pandas." I've always thought of great packaging as art, in it's own way, but this is extraordinary.
Posted by Joe Spitz on Dec 30, 2012 9:31:00 AM
As my gift to you, I present the Triquetra, the Celtic Trinity Knot.
Interlacing pattern design within the endless knot dates back to the Roman Empire, where they were used as decorations on floor mosaics and architecture. These knot design has been found in other historical civilizations, most notably traced to the Celts during the Iron Age, when the Celts became experts at making jewelry and other artisanal items. There are many designs and some are quite sophisticated in their patterns. The Triquetra has three corners, so was embraced by early Christians to represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Other religious groups have also identified with this three-cornered weave design to represent mind, body and spirit or peace, joy, and love.
Posted by Elaine Spitz on Aug 9, 2012 10:10:00 AM
New Product Release
Introducing Intercept Industrial Slide Zipper Pouch for Corrosion Protection
Convenience in barrier packaging is uncomplicated with the new Intercept Industrial Slide Zipper Pouches. Designed to handle the harsh salt-air conditions for parts storage on oil derricks, this heavy duty barrier Intercept protection can protect materials such as all metals, electronics, fabrics, rubbers, and even other plastics, from degradation due to the corrosive air.
How refreshing! Hartford's Mayor, Pedro E. Segarra, told our group: “Hartford is fun.” Fun! He wasn’t complaining about the state of budgets and economic affairs within our glorious country, which is all that seems to be trumpeted today. It wasn’t “despite the economic shortfalls of federal allocation to states and cities...blah, blah, blah"; instead he proudly spoke of Hartford’s great and diverse restaurants rivaling the cuisine of other nearby cities like Boston, New York, and Providence. Hartford, CT, welcomes visitors with museums, luxury hotels, parks (Bushnell Park pictured), city walks, theaters, historical sites, free city transports, and “trained advisors” (essentially “security forces”), all within a short distance of the fairly new Connecticut Conference Center. “We will welcome you and your guest. All will feel safe and have fun enjoying our city... after a couple of days at the show, the local business owners will know your name,” claimed Mayor Segarra.
When manufacturers first learn of the benefits of Intercept Technology™ Packaging, they have questions about which form of Intercept will work best in their manufacturing or storage facility, or for shipping their parts or products.
Packaging is the third largest industry in the U.S. Packaging is a $100+ billion a year industry and growing as technology continues to develop new materials and processes based on consumer demand for quality, safety and more earth-friendly applications.