Mind the virus!
On my way to office this morning, I dropped in the Starbucks for my double shot Americano.
Due to the radical temperature change between outside and inside the coffee house,
I had a fit of sneezing. I was a bit embraced because I was close to spilling my coffee. But people inside the coffee house seemed even more embraced. They made a wry face and tried to stay away from me. Some people even left the coffee shop so quickly.
This is all about the flu (H1N1 influenza). Korean people are now so sensitive to flu especially in the public place. According to an article in today¡¯s daily newspaper, Korean people are overreacting to flu. In fact, there were total 3,962 confirmed cases in Korea as of last Friday. And only three have died (i.e. a mortality rate of 0.08%). This figure is lower than that of other developed countries including US (1~1.5%). I am not an expert on this matter and thus I don¡¯t have much to say about this.
However, as an expert of Korean IT, I hope Korean people become more sensitive to computer virus as they are to flu.
Prevention is more important than cure and this applies to both flu and computer virus. The news on DDOS attack was not something that I could share with the sense of pride. I hope to fill my newsletter with more exciting Korean TMT news such as new technology, new service, and new business model.
This month¡¯s letter is sent with my wish for good health of your body and computer.
Yours Yunho Chung
Managing Partner, Veyond Partners