If you thought potato chips, you are my kind of person.
Inventorspot meant computer chips.
Yeah, I am disappointed too.
If you want to know the boring details:
Hynix Semiconductor, long known as the world’s second-largest semiconductor chipmaker, has come up with the densest multi-chip package available to consumers. Complete with 24 stacks of NAND flash memory, the big guns at this Korean company are skipping with glee all the way to the bank thanks to their latest and greatest product release.
Ah, click the link if you want more.
If you find yourself eating potato chips in Korea, be careful of your table manners.
These are no-no’s in Korea (from Wikipedia):
- blowing your nose at the table. Duh, yeah! Use your sleeve.
- picking up chopsticks or a spoon and eating before the oldest person at the table does. Be sure to make your hands tremble too.
- sticking the chopsticks or spoon straight up in the bowl, as it’s reminiscent of incense burned during a funeral. Forget the phallicness.
- stabbing foods with chopsticks and picking up food with hands (there are some finger foods, but picking up any prepared food from a shared banchan dish at a table is usually not a finger food). Obviously they don’t eat apples which are best served on the end of a pocket knife, or KFC or pizza which should only be eaten with hands.
- using a spoon and chopsticks at the same time (you will have both of them in one hand). HAR. That would be enough for Dun Sho Ping to blow wasabi out his snoot.
- using chopsticks or a spoon with a left hand (most elder citizens frown at left-handedness). The elder needs a larger dose of Afucitol.
- making unnecessarily noisy sounds when chewing foods or clanking a bowl with a spoon or chopsticks. See above.
- being careless by coughing and sneezing at the same table. I guess its the wasabi that has everybody coughing and sneezing in Korea.
- using toothpicks with the mouth open and leaving them on the table. Yes, don’t leave your teeth on the table.
- drinking while looking straight at an elder (This is very very rude. To avoid this, you must turn away a little to your side and tilt your head). Try this and you will pour your hot tea right down your tee-shirt.
How do you know if your Korean? Tourists always say, “Say my name in Korean!”
UPDATE: If President Bush visits Korea, do you think he will call them Korans?
(He referred to Australians as Austrians ) and other mess ups that will keep youtube humming for days.