Have you seen things like this? Maybe in a magazine, advertisement, bottom of a poster, or at the library on those seriously creepy bookmarks? I have. For a while, I wondered what these things were. After all, they look like some kind of computer generated art, right? Half right. They are computer generated, and although they look like something you would find on the wall of a modern art museum, they are not “art”. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a QR (quick response) code. At this point, your either saying, “Yea, I know”, “So what?” or “Really? Tell me more”. If you are of the “I know” or “so what” group, go away. You already know or don’t care about this stuff and I might bore you. If you’re in the last group, here’s the scoop:
A QR is generated by computers and can be read by computers, specifically computers like your smart phone. If you have a smart phone (if not, don’t worry, when the phone you have now eventually dies, you WILL have one), you have the capability of simply clicking on any QR code you see and being linked to whatever site the code represents. It really just a speedy link, like a URL, but in pictoral form that computers can read. The one you see above just happens to be a link to my google site, which at the time of this publication is under very early construction – it ain’t pretty! However, if you click on it. you will see how it works.
If you haven’t noticed them before, I’m sure you will from now on. I certainly am.