If coming up with a good millennial sound bite were a criterion for leadership, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il would be much less a psycho sack of totalitarian-communist shit than he is:
- Computer technology has been given top priority in North Korea, with the eldest son of the country’s ruler leading the campaign to bring the military into the hi-tech age, a defector claims.
North Korea’s supremo Kim Jong-Il, who is known to be well versed in computers and enjoys web surfing, has issued a special directive to elevate the information technology (IT) sector in the impoverished communist state to the level of strategic industry, said defector Tak Eun-Hyuk.
….Computer lessons only began in schools around 1994 and only a limited number of privileged North Koreans have access to Internet links with the outside world.
“Kim Jong-Il said in 2000 that there were three kinds of fools in the 21st century — those who are blind to computers, those who still smoke and those who don’t appreciate music,” Tak said [AFP]
Hard to argue with The Three Wisdoms, but we should still blow the pissant up.