Pack it in, FedEx tells its biggest fan


I’ll never understand it when companies bully their most ardent (if disturbed) fans. The latest example is the case of Jose Avila, a guy in Arizona who doesn’t have much money and so has built all of his furniture out of FedEx boxes—a table, chairs, even his bed. He has put up a Web site documenting his achievement, which is where FedEx stepped in, pressuring Avila to take it down, claiming trademark and copyright infringement.

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