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Previous talks at CCC, including <a href="https://media.ccc.de/v/31c3_-_6253_-_en_-_saal_2_-_201412292115_-_computer_science_in_the_dprk_-_will_scott">CS in the DPRK</a>, <a href="https://media.ccc.de/v/32c3-7174-lifting_the_fog_on_red_star_os">Lifting the fog on RedStar OS</a>, and <a href="https://media.ccc.de/v/33c3-8143-woolim_lifting_the_fog_on_dprk_s_latest_tablet_pc">Woolim: Lifting the fog on DPRK's latest Tablet</a>, have given us a taste of what technology in Pyongyang looks like. Unfortunately, we've ended up in a less-than-optimal stalemate: while technical artifacts are taken outside of the country, there remains a significant hesitation to release them - after all, knowledge is power, and the unknown unknowns outweigh the potential benefits.
We'll explain the current state of consumer technology in Korea in a bit more depth, and then explore some of the unique quirks. The focus will be on understanding that there is a significant, but not well known, internal market, and that it's keeping up with the west closer than we might expect.