Apparently Eric Schmidt (the Google guy) went to North Korea. That’s notable in and of itself, but his daughter, Sophie, came along as well and wrote about it. It’s a really interesting read!
Then again, I find anything to do with North Korea fascinating. But check it out anyway. Did you know that they do have some version of the internet in North Korea?
North Korea has a national intranet, a walled garden of scrubbed content taken from the real Internet. Our understanding is that some university students have access to this. On tour at the Korea Computer Center (a deranged version of the Consumer Electronics Show), they demo’d their latest invention: a tablet, running on Android, that had access to the real Internet. Whether anyone, beyond very select students, high-ranking officials or occasional American delegation tourists, actually gets to use it is unknowable.