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what are they called?
when did they become a thing?
do I scan them with my phone?
poor marketing execs :(
for not knowing what they are (despite being "in IT" and thus "very technical").
No need to answer this thanks.
Everyone at work keeps telling me they're going to be massive but they seem like an almighty faff to me
and they'll be the new magazines
and he once scanned one in a pub to win a free meal but he didn't win.
so whenever I see one I shout at Mr S SCANIT SCANIT, he never does though
But then I'm pretty romantic like that.
I once saw someone in A CLUB taking a photo of one that was a already a photo on someone elses phone so my mate took his phone out and took a photo of the phone taking a photo of another phone
I find them daft
They're probably good for stock management in a warehouse, or whatever. But as a substitute for URLs, they're complete and utter bullshit.
It's just that the number of times people actually need to do this is a lot less than marketers seem to think...
I like them though, they're really nice to look at. I want to make some, like out of Lego and stuff. As I understand it, that would totally work.
see below @ 14:04
If it weren't for the fact that typing a postcode into google maps, or a short URL into your browser is every bit as quick.
You just need the barcode app on your home screen and if you were the sort of person who liked QR Codes you would do.
Also, they are unique but separate from websites so I guess it also means you can change your website address but not update your QR Code.
You can redirect your website address but not update your QR Code. (Or have I misunderstood what you're saying there?)
anyone outside of marketing departments.
after you've tried it yourself once and realised the novelty of scanning a barcode on your phone isn't worth the wait trying to get it to focus in a dark pub and when it does and finally beeps and the end product is just a fucking HTML link, you just delete the app and pretend it never happened.
he works in IT sales. i told him it looked like his card hadn't printed properly and he got really upset
Nothing happened though
they're a menace
You need to get one if you want to be in a band.
we're not as clever as the far east tho so we dont understand them.
but JP and KR certainly (thats right, i'm using country ISO codes these days).
it's a gamble
apparently the real thing was a bit of an arse to scan, but a photo of it worked just fine
Brilliantly lo-fi modern technology. Ironically though, the QR reader on my phone is total shit so I can't find out where it goes
Cos it should be a link to her blog.
taking over, man.
i showed the top one to my colleague and she got very excited (work related)
Where's the fucking quiz?
I;m holding out for 3D barcodes
but why the hell would you waste your time putting them on the London Underground, eh? Who on earth is going to be able to scan a QR code to go to a website WHEN YOU HAVE NO SIGNAL!