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January 19, 2011

Real Life Through Your Phone

If you’re like me, you’ve got a phone that has a camera, be it iPhone, Blackberry, Android or whatever.  This is the device you have with you at all times and probably what you’re using to capture all the real and spontaneous moments of your life. 

You probably also have a fancy camera, maybe a dSLR or maybe just some pocket camera that takes pretty amazing pictures.  This is the family vacation, big soccer game, school play capturing camera.  All life’s “staged” moments where everyone says “cheese!”  I’m very diligent about downloading those photos from the camera, saving them to the computer, backing them up three different places and sharing them with family and friends.  Read more…

September 26, 2010

Barcodes for Kids?

Everybody knows technology changes fast.  I feel like I’m somebody who generally keeps a pretty good handle on it, but sometimes you just can’t see it all coming.  The last five or ten years, we’ve seen things like RFID  become hip as chips have become smaller and cheaper.  So much so that you can implant one in your pet in case they get lost.  Great technology for pets, but not some much for kids. 

With the explosive growth of iPhones (and other smartphones with cameras), add “an app for that” and you’ve got millions of mobile scanners running around.  So that is why you might or might not have recently noticed strange looking square barcodes on various advertisements among other places.  Take that one step further and AT&T Wireless has given you the chance to create your own barcode with Create-a-Code , as I have done:

Scan this barcode.

You’ll have the get the AT&T Code Scanner App if you want to see where this one goes, but you can create a barcode that links to a website or that contains contact information.  Take that the next step and you’ve got kids running around with tattoos (or for the squeamish perhaps ID cards) that link to parent’s contact information.  Hey, I guess it’s better than implanting a chip in their leg, right?