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What's so special about Altoids tins?

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:28 am
by ksmith40
I was looking around and found another computer called the Beagle Bone. It was obvious they paid special attention so that the device could fit inside an Altoids tin.

Am I wrong and/or alone by not being impressed by an items ability to fit in an Altoids tin?

Just curious.

Kevin

Re: What's so special about Altoids tins?

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:01 am
by tonyhughes
Just part of pop culture. Like it, don't like it, doesn't matter either way.

Re: What's so special about Altoids tins?

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:21 am
by Nannerman
I think it's because the altoids tin has come to represent that something is pocket sized. Kind of like an unofficial measurment.

Just my thoughts.

Re: What's so special about Altoids tins?

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:28 am
by tonyhughes

Re: What's so special about Altoids tins?

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:45 pm
by skidoobond
An Altoids tin (at least around my area) is a widely known size. Similar to a shoe box, cigarette pack, etc. You know how big something is just by the mention of the product. Just like you know how much beer you get for a can. Also, the mints are cheap and when all gone, leave you this nifty little container that is actually made out of metal and not cheap paper products. It has been used (at least as long as I can remember) as an electronics box for any sort of gadget you can cram inside.