WIRED has a fascinating article about several people and groups in South Korea who are doing something amazing in trying to throw down the North Korean regime. They are doing it by smuggling USB drives, DVDs, and other electronics into the country in hopes that people on the other side will slowly realize that North Korea isn’t so great.

NKSC alone annually injects around 3,000 USB drives filled with foreign movies, music, and ebooks. Kang’s goal, as wildly optimistic as it may sound, is nothing less than the overthrow of the North Korean government. He believes that the Kim dynasty’s three-generation stranglehold on the North Korean people—and its draconian restriction on almost any information about the world beyond its borders—will ultimately be broken not by drone strikes or caravans of Humvees but by a gradual, guerrilla invasion of thumb drives filled with bootleg episodes of Friends and Judd Apatow comedies.

According to some reports, the technique is working — albeit rather slowly — but it’s working. There are some defectors who have admitted to having their mind opened after watching Friends, Titanic, or Superbad, and many things point to the North Korean regime not having much control over its spread. Interesting…