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02. 01. 2007

Drinktops for programmers

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Advertising is everywhere, and in Asia it is no different. In the Shilin Night Market, I stopped to get some freshly made drinks. The stand had a cool machine which placed sealed covers on the cups. This being Taipei, of course they sported Java and Oracle advertisements, which true geeks (myself included) can appreciate.

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I went to Taiwan this past fall and blogged my journey. My post on the Shi(h)lin night market is here.

True geeks would also really appreciate the Guanghua tech district. Hope you enjoyed Taiwan as much as I did!

That's actually a really cool idea. Did the Chinese text prompt any action or offer (like 'call 1-800 right now to get yadda yadda' or something)? Brand names on disposable cup covers isn't particularly useful from a marketing perspective, but if it was used to prompt some immediate action (SNS a # and get something, you get the idea), I think it's brilliant.

I am a British industrial designer in Taipei and was absent-mindedly looking at your post thinking 'hey that's taipei' - really cool post indeed!

Jonathan

Lightning-Rod Man:

That is what I call Urban Spam! Buying a drink and being confronted by advertising =P

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