Books2Barcodes is an ongoing effort to convert all the world's great books to QR codes (2D barcodes). Each work featured here is the entire text of a piece of classic literature translated into several thousand barcodes. With a mobile device equipped with a camera and a barcode-scanning app, you can experience the joy of a great book as read through 800-character fragments on your cellphone.
posted by Wolfdog
on Apr 1, 2011 -
- the revolutionary new way to shop where You Choose The Price!
I don't know why it's taken this long, I really don't.
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Apr 6, 2003 -
Beyond the bar code:
Tags on retail products will send radio signals to their manufacturers, collecting information about consumer habits -- and raising privacy concerns. Radio tag technology is already here, used in fields such in livestock, freight-train cargo and highway tolls. The only barrier to widespread use is consumer products is price. When they can be made for a penny, expect to see them everywhere. From the March issue of MIT Technology Review
posted by jhiggy
on Feb 20, 2001 -
Have you ever wondered about what bar codes really mean? Or how to generate them? Barcode 1
is a neat resource. Even cooler is the Barcode Server
, which will generate codes for you. Finally, you can look up bar codes for your favorite products at the UPC Database
posted by tdecius
on Sep 18, 1999 -