[LINK] The cost of monoculture

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Tue Jan 30 09:11:05 AEDT 2007

The cost of monoculture

What would you say if I told you that there was a nation that was at the 
forefront of technology, an early adopter of ecommerce, leading the 
world in 3G mobile adoption, in wireless broadband, in wired broadband 
adoption, as well as in citizen-driven media. Sounds like an amazing 
place, right? Technology utopia?


This nation is also a unique monoculture where 99.9% of all the computer 
users are on Microsoft Windows. This nation is a place where Apple 
Macintosh users cannot bank online, make any purchases online, or 
interact with any of the nation's e-government sites online. In fact, 
Linux users, Mozilla Firefox users and Opera users are also banned from 
any of these types of transactions because all encrypted communications 
online in this nation must be done with Active X controls.

Where is this nation?

South Korea.

..... etc



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Sydney Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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