I am totally pissed off at the Glad Corporation this evening. For over a year, I have been advocating the Amazon Kindle book reader (I now have a Kindle 2) in part because it actually is superior to regular books for reading in the bath tub. Just zip the Kindle into a clear Ziploc bag, and it is waterproof and quite easy to read. And it is easy to turn the pages, unlike trying to put a regular book in a bag.
That is, until today. For some reason, I misplaced my usual Ziploc bag. So I ran to the kitchen for a replacement, and found to my horror the new bag design is no longer clear. There is some kind of pattern in the plastic that is still sort of transparent but is far less satisfactory for book reading. I wonder if anyone is selling black market old-Ziploc bags on eBay?
The never-ending need of American corporations to tinker with designs usually helps make for a better world, but it has a dark side too. First the Edsel, and now less-than-transparent Ziplocs.
Postscript: We also used to use Ziplocs for cheap underwater photography. It actually works OK, if you pull the bag tight across the lens.
Update #1: The freezer bags are thicker -- I am hoping that they are still clear. I will run to the store tomorrow to buy a box and let you know.