“South Korea’s culture minister, Yu In-chon, strode into a government briefing room Monday for what seemed to be a routine photo-op as his ministry announced a $50 million program to help develop the country’s budding electronic-books industry,” Evan Ramstad and Jaeyeon Woo report for The Wall Street Journal.
“But trouble came when Mr. Yu pulled out an Apple iPad, held it up and remarked about how nicely it displays electronic books,” Ramstad and Woo report. “The problem is, South Korea’s communications regulators haven’t approved the device for wireless networking in the country.”
Ramstad and Woo report, “Tech-industry bloggers pounced on Mr. Yu, criticizing him for using a device that isn’t even available in South Korea yet.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]