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Tuesday TEA Time - 20 years of Google, cigarets, and North Korea…

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November 6 · Issue #60 · View online
Tuesday TEA Time
Yo,
How are you doing? I’m alright. I’m away from home for an extended time and I am such a boring person by myself. I’ve been working, eating, and sleeping. OK, I watched an episode of Law and Order SVU on Sunday. I hope your week is off to a good start.
Tech
Google wants to improve your smart home with iRobot’s room maps
20 years of Google Search
Entertainment
The Scandinavian rule that every designer should follow
San Francisco, Super Bowl Sunday
I love this satellite photo of SF! It looks computer generated.
Art
There is an Instagram account collecting cigarette packaging in Brasil. Some of them are just gorgeous designs.

And finally: advertising is not allowed in North Korea. I had never considered this or what it might be like to see a place that is devoid of all ads. The only types of images allowed are propaganda, like the below.
There is a twitter account posting images that are supposed to be from inside the DPRK showing the lack of advertising and its replacement with propaganda. Below are some of those images.
Some of the propaganda paintings are beautiful. And yet, their goal is to brainwash everyone to believe whatever the administration wishes.
A couple of years ago, São Paulo, Brazil banned all outdoor advertising which led to another strange sight: empty billboards everywhere.
You can read more about it here.
How much advertising are you exposed to every day? What effect does it have on you? What’s their goal? I’ve been thinking about this a lot since last week.
OK, that’s it for today. I hope you found something interesting.
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