Why Wii should be amazed

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It’s not often that I link to a comment piece in The Times. But the recent article by Leo Lewis, the paper’s Asia business correspondent
about how a search for a Wii Fit Balance Board in Tokyo led him tor realise how mass production has lost its capacity to amaze.

Despite his unfettered praise for the “organisational brilliance of free markets at their best”, and some nonsense about the “towering genius” of Nintendo engineers whose ability stretches “credulity father than the wildest biblical narratives,” is one of the best articles I’ve read in a long time that explains just how technologically advanced today’s devices actually are.