Kim Jong Il: I’m an Internet Expert!

According to the Associated Press, Kim Jong-il believes himself to be an “Internet expert.” Is he an expert in the technology that powers the Internet, or an accomplished programmer? Does he think deeply about the social and economic implications of information and communications technology? No, somehow I suspect he means that he’s accomplished in using the Internet. In other words, he writes emails, knows how to use a Web browser and a search engine, etc. In achieving this kind of expertise, Kim is in the company of close to 1 billion people worldwide. Leaving aside for a moment the obvious […]

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