Death by Plastic & More

1:00 PM -- Thank You. Mark Cuban has perfectly articulated the frustration one can encounter with those inane inpenetrable plastic tech containers. Feel like a good conspiracy involving mobile phones and spyware? Here's a global telecom whodunnit.

Dow Jones points to a sneaky new Verizon DSL fee. Isn't it just a little too coincidental -- and somewhat outrageous -- that this fee comes online just as a government tax is being removed?

— R. Scott Raynovich, US Editor, Light Reading

sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:43:48 AM
re: Death by Plastic & More It sounds like Seagate has taken a page from Mattel. Liberating Barbie from her packaging has caused me bodily injury more than once.
Scott Raynovich 12/5/2012 | 3:43:47 AM
re: Death by Plastic & More That is funny.

You know, it brings up a point, which I always hear in idle chitchat. If the communications industry has really been in a slump and pricing pressure is persistent, why does it seem like communications bills do nothing but march skyward?

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:43:47 AM
re: Death by Plastic & More That's funny, considering this came out yesterday:

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