Re: The USA way of doing things
If you want to show an example of excessive complexity in the face of practicality the U.S. government has given plenty of actual examples. Try using one of them and stop spreading the completely FALSE myth of the multi million dollar NASA pen.
Both Astronauts and Cosmonauts used pencils originally. Since the 1960's both have used the space pen which was privately developed by the manufacturer for about $1million without NASA involvement.