Now Kim Jong Il calls himself an internet expert. Funny chap. I believe he is the only one who can afford and is using the internet in North Korea. And it certainly brings whole new meaning to what they call “dedicated access”.
(Our Dear Leader Kim Jong Il!)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il called himself an ”Internet expert” during summit talks with South Korea’s president this week, a news report said Friday.
The reclusive leader made the remark after South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun asked that South Korean companies operating at an industrial park in the North Korean city of Kaesong be allowed to use the Internet, Yonhap news agency reported, without citing any source.
”I’m an Internet expert too. It’s all right to wire the industrial zone only, but there are many problems if other regions of the North are wired,” Kim told Roh, according to Yonhap.
Kim reportedly asked former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for her e-mail address when she visited Pyongyang in 2000. A North Korean general cracked a joke about President Bush during high-level military talks with the South earlier this year, saying he read it on the Internet.
The North’s leader is also a big fan of South Korean movies and TV dramas, and Roh gave him a bookcase of South Korean DVDs as a gift this week.
Source: New York Times
Internet is so useful these days. Sure it has many side effects but the advantages outweighs them.
Kim Jong Il is know to drink US$650,000 worth of Hennessy and Cognac in just a year.