Terry Gou, the head of Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics firm that does subcontract work for some small American electronics racket hardly worth talking about, apparently has issues with Koreans (see also here):
This time, Gou’s apparently catching heat for remarks he made about Koreans. While talking about his company’s new venture with Sharp and his desire to defeat Samsung, Gou told Business Week (via Korea’s The Chosunilbo), “I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles. Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind.”
According to Japan Probe, what he said might have been much worse:
The Chosun Ilbo’s English translation may be a toned down version of what was actually said. Japanese blogs report that Guo used the word “高麗棒子,” which is a Chinese ethnic slur for Koreans. Japanese bloggers also claim that Guo did said that Japanese “will never stab you in the back” (日本人は絶対後ろから刃物を刺さない).
Sounds like Japanese bloggers trying to stir the shit, but who knows.
On a related note, I’ve been real happy since I managed to free myself from Steve Jobs’ beyond-the-grave death grip by trading in my iPhone 4 for a Galaxy Note. Sure, initially, it’s not as intuitive as the iPhone, but I feel I can do more stuff with it, that I have more control. And the 5.3″ AMOLED screen is just beautiful.
(HT to reader)