“We’re all aware of the obsession that Samsung has with copying Apple. They were in fact found guilty of patent infringement last August and again by the ITC last week. Today we learn that the obsession about all things Apple permeates the Korean psyche to the point that the Korean Government has initiated the ‘Korean Steve Jobs’ project; a project that is designed to foster creativity and passion into young students studying software development,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“According to the Korean press, “The Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning announced on August 12 that it would offer various programs for early software (SW) education. There are many activities for promoting SW education for children and youths around the world, but things are less than satisfactory in Korea. The ministry’s move is to overcome this situation,” Purcher reports. “Yoon Jong-rok, vice minister of Science, ICT & Future Planning stated that ‘To help students make the best use of software, the language of the 21st century, we will implement various education policies. If we make efforts to turn children crazy about games into game developers, we will be able to produce creative and talented people armed with SW like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: The South Koreans simply need to look at the owners of their country, Samsung. Or the craptastic Lucky-Goldstar – sorry, “LG.” They both copy and steal from Apple in order to line their own pockets. South Korea has already generated the “Korean Bill Gates” twice, at least.
It’s not too difficult to take the work of others, cheap it down, and dupe the dopes of the world with it.
Good luck coming up with another Steve Jobs.
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