The spectacular growth of the Internet in Korea has propelled her to the very
top of the international rankings based on technology peneration statistics.
The resulting international attention and national pride have fostered the notion
of “Korea—a strong Internet nation.” The ready embrace of
this idea by the officials and the public at large has made a critical evaluation
almost an anathema. This paper reviews the published critiques, which have been
rare and scattered, and opens up the “what next” question for an
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