[KS] North Korean website

lawrence driscoll lawdri at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 19 16:07:44 EDT 2004

Dear all:
Perhaps this foreign involvement in the website design explains the 
paradoxical choice  of  "nae nara" as the site's name. From my very first 
contact with Korea I was struck by the Confucian humility implied by the 
commonly heard "uri nara" and "uri kajok". But then that was in 1962.
I suppose.. things they are a changin... and so the green light was 
given......even in the north..

With sincere lamentations,
Lawrence Driscoll

>From: Frank Hoffmann <hoffmann at fas.harvard.edu>
>Reply-To: Korean Studies Discussion List <Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
>To: Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
>Subject: RE: [KS] North Korean website
>Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 12:31:35 -0700
>CNN "research" -- yes?
>-> http://www.whois.sc/kcckp.net
>The phone number has a Germany country code (49), not a North Korean.
>But yes, the WHOIS registered address Glinka Strasse certainly rings
>a bell ... it's the North Korean Embassy in Germany (was the same
>address while the GDR still existed as well).
>The site is hosted by an Holtermann's "Korea Computer Center":
>He has an interesting article about him and his company on his site:
>(originally published 12/27/2003 in _Der Tagesspiegel_)
>... Basically says that he is contracted to develop the North Korean 
>QUOTE from above re-published newspaper article:
>"The North Korean will be the Indians of tomorrow." Holtermann is a
>heavy man with thin lips. It sounds as if he found oil. And somehow
>that's the case. The first time in his life does the intrepreneur
>Holtermann something with future."
>At the periphery of P'yôngyang Holterman found the KCC, Korea
>Computer Center, founded by the son of state leader Kim Jong Il.
>The Korean Telecom itself, the monopol there, wants to bring the
>Internet to P'yôngyang -- together with Holtermann.  (...) Necessary
>funding? Holtermann has to raise 700,000 Euros to get the project
>started. (...)  He is doing this now -- "I once was a banker, have
>some contacts."
>It's an interesting article, actually -- someone should translate it.
>Frank Hoffmann

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