Posted on Dec 17, 2018
Amidst the many exhilarating sensory experiences that accompany the unboxing of a brand new, high tech gadget is the knowledge that what you’re enjoying is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Once your new television, smartphone, video game console, camera, video drone, etc. is fully unpackaged for the first time, that special moment is gone, never to return. So how did this banal practice emerge to be such a cultural phenomenon, with its own YouTube genre—watch cheapyD unbox his PS3—its own article on Wikipedia, and even its own snarky definition on Urban Dictionary?