North Korea May Not Have Mobile Phones, But They Have A Portal

from the not-that-it-works-or-anything... dept

North Korea was recently in the technology news for their decision to ban mobile phones from the country. However, it looks like they’re trying to figure out this whole internet thing, and are stuck somewhere back in the nineties as they’re trying to launch their very own internet portal. It has news, shopping and even free email, though the email part doesn’t actually work (remember: must not let people communicate). There doesn’t seem to be much internet infrastructure in North Korea, of course, so the site needs to be run out of Germany instead.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “North Korea May Not Have Mobile Phones, But They Have A Portal”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
RR says:

Collectivism's failure

Hey, look at it this way, aside from the fact that untold thousands of people die from starvation in a brutal police state, this is a continuous Demonstration of the absolute failure of Socialism, Communism, Fascism (yes, it’s the same thing, as in NAZI – National Socialism), Marxism, Collectivism, etc. etc.

Think of it as a huge ?experiment? with one land mass, people and culture that?s divided in half.
One half is thriving under Capitalism, the other dying under socialism,

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Collectivism's failure

You might want to consider the difference between socialism (“we have an obligation to take care of our fellow man”) and national socialism (“we have an obligation to take care of our fellow man, as long as he’s part of our own people, and ignoring all others”). I’m not a fan of either one, but there is a difference.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...