South Korea, often touted as the model of a broadband society, has hit an unexpected snag.
The country seems to be held hostage by IE6-specific ActiveX software. And the reason behind this is “security”. All financial transactions must be encrypted with such controls. An approach that was fumbled when the government permanently tied the on-line security to an immature standard that was quickly superseded. A standard that is not supported by the new windows version just about to surface.
Somehow I doubt that Vista will sell like hotcakes in Seoul.