No, ExpandOS is not a new operating system. It’s a packing material system. (Okay, yes, you probably have to either be in the mail-order business or be slightly strange to get excited about packing material. I qualify on both counts.) We just found out about them because they were used to pack some printer ink cartridges which just arrived here. They’re little wedge-shaped things made from thin, folded cardboard. According to the ExpandOS web site, they consume 1/25 the volume of pre-expanded packing material. They’re made from 100% post-industrial waste and are reusable and recyclable. In other words, they appear to be what everyone should start using to replace EPS packing peanuts.

Early research also suggests that they might make good cat toys.IMG 4184

By adam

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