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PC Bang

As technological change drives globalisation..
As post-industrial ways of living spread..
As the balance of power shifts towards developing countries..
Creativity emerges as a key factor in development..
Cultural trade grows rapidly..
Creating stark new challenges for business and the arts.

Since the internet revolution began, the country with the fastest broadband, the highest penetration of internet access in the home and the most wi-fi hotspots has been South Korea.

The key component driving demand has been multiplayer gaming, led initially by NCSoft’s role-playing game “Lineage”. At the heart of this boom has been the “PC bang” – cyber-cafes that are visible on every Korean high street.

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