Why Were CD Boxes So Big in the Early 1990s?

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From roughly 1988-1993, a CD came in what was called a longbox — 6 x 12”, cardboard and hollow. The longbox was a throwaway vessel that carried the smaller passenger of the jewel box-encased CD.

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  1. theschrute reblogged this from mentalflossr and added:
    Bring back the long box
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    Dude, I remember those! The plastic “keepers”, too. Those things were super annoying.
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    Digging through a box of stuff a few months ago, I came across a couple long boxes I had saved…
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