T.G.I.M.B.O.E.J. turns one

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The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk, or T.G.I.M.B.O.E.J. has turned one. In the last year, they’ve learned a lot of things. They learned that lots of people are willing to contribute. Hundreds have signed up on the site to participate. Theyve also learned that laziness is the key road block on this project. The boxes that have stalled generally sitcollecting dust, simply because someone hasn’t bothered to ship it off. If you’re curious what kinds of stuff ends up in one of these, check our initial post. There aren’t any guarantees though, it all depends on what people toss in.

14 thoughts on “T.G.I.M.B.O.E.J. turns one

  1. interesting project, been watching this since the inital post, reminds me of the early days of trading software through the mail

  2. reminds me of geocaching, heck I have a ton of boxes of electronic goodies @ my folks basement, each time we visit I go down to the basement rummage for parts I might need in the near future etc.etc. I just can see throwing something out that could be used one day… when you get an idea your glad you “pack rat” some times and what better place to keep it all “in someones else’s basement” mwahh!

  3. I’ve got one that I’ve been sitting on since last Xmas… No one on the list would get back to me when it came time for me to resend it. Must’ve been due to the holidays or something. Well, this has been a good reminder. It’s about time I had another go at getting rid of it.

    Who wants it?

  4. @mlaargh: No need to incubate a box for six months: The TGIMBOEJ project admins can help you find someone who wants it.

    Before you send it out this week (HINT HINT HINT), you might want to print out the “new box” forms which have an updated set of instructions.

  5. I sent out 8 of these. No one bothered to ship them to the next stop… Sad really. I would have gladly sent those same people a care package if that is what they wanted.

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