Chris Cloud is intrigued by the Japanese fascination for cell phone technology and for artificial snow-covered mountains. I once spent a week in Tokyo visiting my brother (who lived there for 3 or 4 years) and I have to agree with Chris: it is an intriguing culture, especially for Westerners.
P.S. If you want a better practice, start using the 80/20 Principle.
They probably think the same about us. 🙂