As someone who's ended up on the wrong end of clamshell packaging, I welcome all news about manufacturers that abandon the practice. Sony did just that this week (but the video still needs work).

As we reported yesterday, Sony is but one of several big name companies that have pledged an end to wasteful, destructive clamshell product packaging. Others include Amazon, Microsoft and Best Buy.

Maybe with the money they save on packaging Sony can make a better video about how much they also hate clamshells. And maybe a new office. A beach volleyball court, guys? Really? Maybe this recession thing is real after all. [Sony via Kotaku]