Box headed to new home today (giveaway update)


14 Responses to “Box headed to new home today (giveaway update)”

  1. hacky says:

    I hope the winner will be kind enough to reveal the contents.

  2. mccrum says:

    To say the least. I don’t think we’re looking for an unpacking video, just a simple textual list.

    But an unpacking video would be a nice touch… :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Gwyneth’s head, no doubt.

  4. jacobdahlke says:

    A thought- how about the recipient not open the box, auction it off with the proceeds to go to EFF, Kickstarter, Kiva, or some other charity? BB could sponsor a webcast to show off the auction winner’s opening ceremony.

  5. JArmstrong says:

    The Box submissions are a fine a comment thread as any, really. There are some gems in there.

    Now, I hope you don’t mind this hijack: Can there be a way to timestamp and order the comments at the time they are received at Location X, instead of presenting them in the order they are timestamped in whatever time zone in which they are made (which is often technically an hour or two “earlier” than a comment posted 15 minutes before in a different time zone)? It gets difficult to track the location of one’s own comment and some repartee is disjointed when the current method is used. Just a question.

    I’m a big fan of your work. Have a great day.

    • the philosopher says:

      I have a problem with your question. So say Person x is the person who has the box and is waiting for the comments to start appearing. And lets say Person y is the first person to comment. Finally Person z is the second to comment. X and Z are in the same time zone in America at 5:30 pm, yet Y is in Paris where the time is 11:30 pm (I checked and I’m right.) At this precise time, Y makes the first comment. the comment is sent all the way to X’s computer. Due to the amazing efficiency of the web as we know it, the comment from the Y at 11:30 pm is still shown as 5:30 pm in X’s computer. 10 min elapse and Z makes the second comment. Their comment is then shown as 5: 40 pm because their computer does not work time zones into when the comment is shown as being posted.

      • JArmstrong says:

        I don’t think you have a problem with my question. I think you rather have a hypothetical situation derived from the general premise of my question.

        And… I don’t see the problem. In fact, that is what I am getting at: Once someone makes a comment 10 minutes after someone makes a comment, that comment will always be shown as having been made 10 minutes after that comment.

        For example, when my comment first appeared, it was the 4th comment (there was no comment re: Gwyneth).

        I’m sorry about this.

  6. g0d5m15t4k3 says:

    Awww. I am yet again a loser. :(

  7. GrandeeSubRosa says:

    I have a potentially stupid question, but i commented and should be eligible for the box, but i have never given BB my address. wtf? how do they know where to send the box?

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  9. Raj77 says:

    They’ll contact the winner and ask for their address? I do hope you don’t send yours to everyone.

  10. johnfoster says:

    oh good! boing boing unfollow’d making twitter is useful again.

  11. Rob Beschizza says:

    Yes, if ever you win anything, we’ll be in touch via whatever info is available in your profile, via twitter, etc. Obviously, anonymous comments aren’t much use in giveaways or contests if you actually want to get something!

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