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It’s the end of the world as we know it…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 24, 2006

National Geographic has stopped coming in paper envelopes. It’s now in just another clear plastic wrapper…

This is wrong. Bad and wrong.

Actually it’s bad, wrong, and more than a little bit sad. I’ve been seeing those yellow envelopes coming through the letterbox for my entire life, opening them to get a taste of wonder and beauty. I didn’t really mind when they shifted to brown paper a few years ago, as I could still tear them open to see just what wonders were held in the glossy pages.

The end of an era.


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  1. bibliogirl said,


    Ours come in brown paper wrappers…

  2. sbisson said,

    Ooops. SOmewhere I jumped a generation of envelopes!

    Edited to fix!

  3. bibliogirl said,


    The real problem with them now coming in clear wrappers (ours having just turned up to confirm) is that it’s so much harder to stack the piles of unread ones. The coefficient of friction of the brown paper is so much higher 😉

  4. abrinsky said,

    Which is exactly what I said to when I arrived home …then nearly cut my thumb off in shock!

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