CEO Eric Schmidt: Yesterday, we brought you a story about Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) executives – including chairman Eric Schmidt – finally touching down in North Korea. At the time when the trip was first discussed, most people were wondering what Schmidt and the rest of his party were doing. After all, the United States and North Korea are not exactly on good terms.
Thanks to an AP story published earlier this morning, we have a slightly better idea of what Schmidt plans on doing during his time in the communist country.
Here is a brief excerpt from the beginning of the piece:
“Students at North Korea’s premier university showed Google’s executive chairman Tuesday how they look for information online: they Google it.”
In other words, Schmidt took the time to stop by one of the top educational institutions in North Korea for a closer look at how students browse the internet. Not exactly earth shattering, is it?
Schmidt is joined on the trip by Jared Cohen, director of the Google Ideas think tank as well as his daughter and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.
During their time at the university, Schmidt and Cohen were a bit amazed at how the students were surfing the web. The article added the following: