North Korea develops app to teach its ideology

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/07/11/north-korea-develops-app-to-te.html

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Just change the names and call it tRump-app! It’ll be a YUGE seller…

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Maybe it would be contrary to the ideology, but it would be nice if we could get some english translations for these apps. Because, seriously, what even is Juche?

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=juche&s=g

(sorry to tease, but I couldn’t help myself…)

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I hope there’s an Angry Commissars mini-game for the kids.

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Will it only run on the Commodore PET (as pictured), or will there be a WIndows Phone version as well?

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Regardless of the hardware, we already know what OS it will run.

ETA:
It will probably run on one of these:

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Here we go:

There’s even an app for kids which teaches them how to type with a keyboard, and video games such as Angry Birds that have been lightly customized.

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AKA death by anti-aircraft cannon.

ok, I probably could have been more clear… (I have in fact heard of Juche before now)
Juche is a crazy nonsense ideology that defies understanding, and an educational app might provide the necessary hand-holding for me to better grasp its principles.

I wouldn’t recommend using North Koreas app though. At best it’s probably designed to avoid situations like in China where the students read Marx and realise how far the state has deviated from his ideas. It’s almost certainly full of spyware too.

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Are juche apps willing to depend on libraries; or are they statically linked to avoid dependency?

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