0049 Nuclear Celebrations

May 30, 2012, 02:44 PM, South Hamgyong, North Korea

The North Korean situation is frightening for many reasons but none, perhaps, more eerily disturbing than images of North Koreans celebrating in brightly colored costumes just days after the nation’s underground nuclear test. That the celebrations were staged is believable. That the North Koreans are proud of the tests and apparently unaware of the world’s condemnation is less so. It’s hard to imagine that such isolation could exist in today’s broadband world but when you learn that there are only 55 TVs for every 1000 households, TVs that are pre-tuned to the government station, it suddenly seems to make more sense: North Koreans don’t know about the outside world. That’s likely to change: If nothing else, nuclear testing should bring the outside world in. #ceas #hacker #NorthKorea #tsutsui