Web elves take Korea

What’s the difference between a high-traffic warblogger and the new president of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun? Roh knows HTML:

World’s first internet president logs on

Polls showed that the victory in December of Mr Roh – who claims to be the world’s first president to understand HTML website coding – came from a huge surge of support from twenty- and thirty-somethings. In South Korea, where elections are usually decided by regional rather than generational loyalties, this was a dramatic development.

I think we can expect great things from Korea, like Flash animations on the government’s web site.

Link via political theorist Joi Ito.