Why Japanese Cell Phones Haven’t Gone Global

Hiroko Tabuchi reports for the NY Times:

The Japanese have a name for their problem: Galápagos syndrome. Japan’s cellphones are like the endemic species that Darwin encountered on the Galápagos Islands — fantastically evolved and divergent from their mainland cousins — explains Takeshi Natsuno, who teaches at Tokyo’s Keio University.

Monday, 20 July 2009