The Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt may travel to North Korea and the US State Department thinks it’s a bad idea. See Bloomberg here for the gossip.
The State Department commenting that his rumored private visit would be unhelpful, leaves me perplexed. If Eric Schmidt and by relation, Don’t Be Evil, wants to visit North Korea, an Axis of Evil, why would this be unhelpful? It strikes me as a type of pilgrimage.
Coincidentally, or not, the FTC case against Google is being reported as settled. Maybe these two stories have nothing in common, probably they have nothing in common, but I’d be surprised. The politics around these two stories must make for interesting dinner conversation at the Schmidt household.