Eric Schmidt was today shown how North Korea surfs the net. Google’s executive chairman, who is, against the U.S. State Department’s wishes, on a humanitarian visit to the pariah state, visited at the Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, where he saw just how limited the country’s access to the web is.
Not that the regime, currently headed by Kim Il Sung’s grandson, Kim Jong-Un, would see it that way. A row of HP desktops in the university’s e-library allowed students to trundle off the information micro-highway that is Korean web access and head off on a worldwide web odyssey–well, an odyssey of educational materials. And how do they search for said educational material? Google, natch.