Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Daily Kor for March 24, 2010

So Lee Kunhee, the Samsung emperor, is back on his throne now that his legal troubles have magically vanished. If this is followed by a drop in Samsung's stock, can we call it a Post-Pardon Depression™?
  1. Visiting South Korea, former US President Jimmy Carter says Seoul and Washington should talk directly with Pyongyang (AP via WaPo, Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  2. Lee Kunhee returns to the helm of Samsung (YonhapAP via WaPo, WSJ, Bloomberg, Reuters, Joongang Daily)
  3. Prime Minister calls for cautious exit from stimulus (Reuters via CNBC)
  4. Seoul seeks help from Tokyo and Beijing in finding remains of celebrated patriotic figure An Chunggŭn (Yonhap)
  5. Government dismisses eighteen leaders of outlawed civil servants union after "illegal" rally last week (Yonhap)
  6. President Lee steadfastly defends Four Rivers Project as environmental rehabilitation (Korea Herald)
  7. Ssangyong Motors and GM Daewoo sign agreement to jointly sell cars (Korea Herald)
  8. Using only indigenous technology, North Korea proudly announces invention of Atari 5200 (Yonhap)


  1. I presume the "Using only indigenous technology, North Korea proudly announces invention of Atari 5200" is a tablet, or at least a laptop...

  2. I think it would be the entire console you see there. The North Koreans don't yet have the miniaturization technology possessed by American game makers back in the mid-1980s.

  3. That's insulting to Atari...

    How about Intellivision or Magnavox Odyssey?.. ;)

  4. Hey, I had an Atari 5200 when I was little, and those joysticks... when I saw this picture it just reminded me of that. And if KJI really were to try to reverse engineer an Atari 5200, I think that's what his Frankentari monster would look like.


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