more about the spud u like

February 6, 2007 at 9:53 am Leave a comment

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Still on vegetables…

Recently more and more veggies are being tagged with QR codes. QR codes, in the simplest terms, is a way of coding an html address. If you have a QR reader on your phone, you can scan the code (its like taking a mobile-phone photo of it) and you will directed to the Web site on your phone. Which means if you want to know more about these potatoes before you buy them, all you have to do is point your phone at that funny looking square bar code on the bottom right of the label.

Yes, you do look kind of daft doing it. But in general QR codes are great, for example they are used at exhibitions so that you can find out more about artists while still there. And they are used at stations to guide you to local maps and information on restaurants etc. (I should have posted that a loooooong time ago, but now it seems so dated).

Having said that, I haven’t actually spotted anyone actually pointing their phone at a QR code.

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