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The Unboxing Phenomenon

While I go through my list of RSS subscriptions I always find ‘unboxing’ posts and I always find those posts very strange to me.20080225unboxing.jpg

Is it a form of geek porn, a ritual of an unknown pagan religion or what?

Could someone who read this from the United States what do they find so cool in unboxing posts and videos?

I am surely missing something here since after a very quick research I found two different web sites which only talks about unboxing: unbox.it and unboxing.gearlive.com.

Personally I think that the videos showed in these web sites should be played from the end to the beginning since I always find impossible to repackage stuff as it was was originally boxed. That would be a great service.