Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More on the Microsoft Monoculture in Korea

The explosive transformation taking place in South Korea's mobile broadband market is creating ripples that go in all directions.  The local media and blogs are picking up on the fact that Korea's electronic transaction and internet banking regulations are causing inconvenience for users and businesses.  The current laws favor a sort of Microsoft monoculture, which has been the subject of earlier posts.
The Hankyoreh carried an excellent article on this topic a couple of days ago.   When I saw the drawing that accompanied the article, I just knew that this would require a post here.  It depicts Microsoft's ActiveX as a ball and chain restraining Korea's online market and online banking.  A great illustration with a powerful message!

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