Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Do you know what this is? I’ve seen it once or twice on a web page. It looks like some kind of bar code, but more pixelated. Besides, what is a bar code doing on a web page? I remember the little bar code scanner I got free so long ago. Apparently, it was an invention before its time because now bar codes can be scanned with mobile phone cameras. This is precisely where my boxy bar code comes into the picture.
This is a QR Code, for Quick Response Code, and if you have the right phone you can get the reader here. Though most codes can be found in Japan you can start using this ultra-geek format now.
Personally, I’ve never been on the cutting edge with my own gadgets, or on top of the latest trends. This QR Code thing looks like my chance to be one of the “Cool Kids” before it goes mainstream across the world!
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