When I finally upgraded to an iPhone a couple of months ago I thought I was hot stuff. "All right!" I thought. "Now I can scan those QR codes I see everywhere! Cool!" I downloaded a scanning app and stalked the world, ready to zap some QR awesomeness.
To my chagrin, however, I soon realized that I didn't care about 80% of the QR codes out there. I mean, do I really want to join BD's Mongo Madness e-mail club or whatever?
And then, even more disturbing, I discovered that even on the occasion when I find a QR code that actually looks useful, I hesitate. I get self-conscious. "What will people think if they see me whip out my phone to scan this code?" I wonder. "Will they think I'm some smartphone d-bag, scanning codes willy-nilly just so I can show off my phone?" And then, "What if they're right?"
Has anyone else experienced QR code anxiety or other smartphone-related disorders? Maybe we can form a support group. Is there an app for that?
In the UK geezers look well-dodgy when they sidle up to a lingerie ad on a massive billboard and start waving their smartphones about. Avoid. Avoid.
Heh - this is a pretty funny take on a side of the whole QR code concept I hadn't thought much about. I *have* worried that scanning the wrong code might be granting my tacit agreement to buy something I hadn't intended to. I imagine scanning a code from some window and getting a message like "Thanks for signing up for a two year subscription to Oprah's magazine. You'll be billed at 4 easy payments of $12.95 each."
I keep my phone in my pocket.
Well, a QR code can't contain anything more sinister than a URL. Don't scan one that you just find graffitied on a wall somewhere, because codes could conceivably point you to a site with a malicious script, but it can't be a purchasing agreement all by itself because it doesn't contain your own personal payment information.
bwahahaha. i just downloaded weight watchers app that scans and tell you points. its evil really.
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