The talk at ETech went well. We had a full audience, and I didn’t notice too many people checking their email while Fumi and I did our thing. The talk title was Demystifying “Weird” Japanese Toys and Tools, but a lot of people said they left even more mystified than before. Oh well! The one sucky thing was that some unruly audience member stole my 5-second stopwatch after I passed it around for the audience to play with. So I will make this plea just once on my blog: If you’re the person who stole it—and yes, we think we know what you look like because you were sitting behind my friend playing with it obsessively before it went silent—please give it back!