Barcodes are nothing new. They have been around for decades as a way of storing a little bit of machine-readable information in a suitably small space. There have been other advancements in this realm that are just as interesting, such as QR codes, but even that has started to become a little boring. Chris Harrison, a rather clever researcher, has recently developed a little trick to the barcode that is so simple, you’ll wonder how nobody has ever thought of it before. All it requires is a bunch of lines, etched into any surface, and a mic. Run something across the surface, and the mic picks up the unique pattern and executes a command. It’s so simple, elegant and clever, you can’t help but be even just a little amused. We’re not sure just what advantages this will have, but we like the idea just the same.
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