Monday, March 08, 2010

barcodes R us?

So I am at at age that it's getting hard to keep up with all the new technology.  I really don't even know what forms of smartphones have barcode readers that one would use as the Post-Gazette is now intending.   Is the PG actually ahead of the technology bow wave or is this common already elsewhere?  I don't quite get the functionality, but I can still learn.   Interesting to look back at Potter's musings from last fall on the PG's digital strategy. 

Speaking of technology.....   even the lawyers are jumping in.  Check out their CLE on: Facebook, Twitter and Blogging.  I would be curious who is teaching that, it doesn't say does it?   I wonder if they are going to go into the whole history of our unsung forebear Grantstreet99???

Anyway...  I think it's encoded differently than the PG's barcodes, but I need to find a prize for anyone who figures out the barcode in the blog header here.  Anyone?


Anonymous MH said...

The picture of the page code bring back bad memories of Teleform scanning software.

Monday, March 08, 2010 9:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Semper Yinz.


Tuesday, March 09, 2010 2:02:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...


I was actually wondering if it worked out right.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 4:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I used the Blackberry app BeeTagg. As for the PG, I'd say we are slightly ahead of the pack on barcodes/QR codes. It's kind of bleeding edge now, but there is potential for some very interesting applications.


Tuesday, March 09, 2010 5:15:00 PM  
Anonymous jet said...

QR codes are huge in Japan, and have been for maybe a decade now. They're on everything from concert posters to escort ads. You just scan the code with your phone and you go to the web site to buy tickets for a concert or get the email address of the escort service.

Sunday, March 14, 2010 2:12:00 PM  

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