It’s 2007, and it’s a great time to be alive. Technological advances make life better every day, by creating new experiences previously unavailable to us, or by removing old pain points that came along with life.
Last week, however, I had a run-in with a piece of technology that seems to be exactly the same as when I was six years old. That was a long time ago.
The evil sharp serrated edge of the Saran Wrap dispenser.
Why is it that, in 2007, I can slice my thumb open simply by trying to wrap a peanut butter sandwich in plastic wrap? Have they not been able to create some elegant design where the plastic wrap can be cut, but not expose the user to a slashing risk?
Please, people! Let’s get some smart people thinking about this problem and get it fixed.