Eric Schmidt wrapped up a controversial visit to North Korea today, saying that his private delegation warned officials that global Internet access was key to developing its economy.
"As the world becomes increasingly connected, their decision to be virtually isolated is very much going to affect their view of the world," he told reporters upon his return to Beijing, according to a Wall Street Journal account. Lack of such access would "make it harder for them to catch up economically. We made that alternative very, very clear," he added.
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