Here at EvD Media HQ we rarely receive FedEx packages that don’t contain hand-carved egg shells, Unicorn Meat, or that limited edition DVD/Vinyl box set of our favorite 3D printing jingle of all time* (*we wish). But today our freshly-pizza-grease-covered-nubs ripped into a surprisingly different–if a bit strange and decidedly anti-climactic–FedEx shipment: blue M&M’S and… a photo-copied press release.

What’s in the Box?!!

We’re big fans of M&M’S, though we have to admit, we’d much prefer the dark-chocolate or peanut varieties to the plain milk chocolate sort we were sent. (Please take note.) BUT, if you’re going to send us candy, then in the name of James E. Heppelmann, it’s POP ROCKS or nothing it all, thanks.

That said, I’m not about to end this day having eaten less than exactly 198.5g of blue PTC-branded, melt-in-your-mouth-not-in-your-hand childhood in a bag.

Oh yeah. And PTC has officially changed its name. To PTC. Boom.


Adam O'Hern is an industrial designer, designing products ranging from laptops to power tools, classroom toys to bathroom fixtures, and pro audio gear to guitar tuners. In 2008 he founded, and in 2010 co-founded EvD Media with Josh Mings of, and the two collaborate on the podcast.