The Korean ipod Resistance

A friend send me this text, allegedly of an ad taken out by iRiver in South Korean newspapers, encouraging people to buy Korean instead of those trendy American mp3 players. For the record, I have an iRiver H140 hard drive based mp3 player, and in my opinion it kicks the ipods ass anyway.

Does shouting ‘mansei’ buck-naked make Korea independent? U.S. firms are sweeping up most of the world’s HDD-type MP3 player market… As a sovereign MP3 state, we could not simply sit back and watch. After spending countless nights in the research room, we’ve finally produced a precious son for the world market… There will be many difficulties, but we are not afraid. We are the descendents of martyrs who braved bullets and swords to bring about independence to the cry of ‘mansei.’