We told you about Goole chairman Eric Schmidt’s visit to North Korea with Bill Richardson last week. He’s back now, and today we learn that his daughter Sophie was part of the delegation. The elder Schmidt’s Google+ post on the matter is pretty predictable in noting that the government risks falling further behind in not opening the Internet to its citizens.
But an even bigger problem is that opening the Internet to a bunch of people living in “The Truman Show, at country scale,” as daughter Sophie noted in a much more entertaining and insightful post (go read it at “full screen width!”), could break the countries propaganda and fear model of rule.
Don’t expect much to come out of the visit—except some fodder for Google Ideas and maybe some stories for the book Schmidt is co-authoring with Ideas head Jared Cohen.