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Ask Slashdot: How Do You "Unwrap" e-Gifts? 86

Posted by samzenpus
from the virtual-stockings dept.
theodp writes "With all of the content that can be delivered electronically — e-books, music, apps, movies, e-gift cards, tickets — the percentage of Christmas gift giving that's digital is growing each year. However, the e-gift unwrapping user experience on Christmas morning leaves much to be desired. In addition to providing old-school mail delivery of gift cards, Amazon offers a variety of other options, including e-mailing a gift card on a specific day with or without a suggested gift, posting it on someone's Facebook Wall, or allowing you to print one for personal delivery. Another suggestion — using USB drives — harkens back to the days of burning CDs with custom playlists for last-minute gifts, but you'll be thwarted by DRM issues for lots of content. So, until Facebook introduces The Tree to save our e-gifts under until they're 'unwrapped' on Christmas morning with the other physical gifts, how do you plan on handling e-gift giving and getting?"
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You "Unwrap" e-Gifts?

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  • Re:E-gifts (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 24, 2012 @07:13PM (#42384473)
    It's "loath" - an adjective. "Loathe" is the verb .

    Merry Christmas,
    The Grammar Grinch
  • Wrapping (Score:5, Funny)

    by Azure Flash (2440904) on Monday December 24, 2012 @07:46PM (#42384617)
    gift.zip.ace.7z.tar.bz2.iso.apk.pea.dmg.cab.r0001
    gift.zip.ace.7z.tar.bz2.iso.apk.pea.dmg.cab.r0002
    gift.zip.ace.7z.tar.bz2.iso.apk.pea.dmg.cab.r0003
    gift.zip.ace.7z.tar.bz2.iso.apk.pea.dmg.cab.r0004
    ...
    gift.zip.ace.7z.tar.bz2.iso.apk.pea.dmg.cab.r8999
    gift.zip.ace.7z.tar.bz2.iso.apk.pea.dmg.cab.r9000
    gift.zip.ace.7z.tar.bz2.iso.apk.pea.dmg.cab.r9001

    Have fun! Hope you enjoy it!

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