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Not infrequently, we’ve mentioned a promising access feature on one type of device or another but had to add, “only available in Japan.” Apparently there’s a reason for that, which the Japanese have dubbed Galápagos syndrome. Cell phones in particular seem to be susceptible to this; as far as the Western market is concerned, Japanese phones are both too advanced and too primitive. Now, of course, manufacturers are scrambling to bolster sagging sales at home by improving their overseas business. May we suggest that exporting and promoting existing accommodation strategies to our aging, carpal-tunnely population would be a Darwin-win?

NY Times: Why Japan’s Cellphones Haven’t Gone Global

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