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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

It's a Brave New Barcoded World

Posted By on Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 10:03 AM

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In our headlong rush to not be outdone by the Japanese when it comes to making every aspect of life searchable, available online and preferably accessible by cell phone, San Francisco has begun equipping restaurants and tourist attractions with barcodes. A report on NPR this morning assures us that, although the technology isn’t yet readily available, soon people will have the option of snapping a picture of the code with their phones which will then redirect them to information about the spot. My question is, how long will it take our tech savvy and mischievous population to figure out a way to mod the barcodes, replacing them with new ones or disabling them?(pic from flyingpurplemonkeys' flickr)-Andy Wright

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