(keitai-l) Re: reading bar codes

From: James John McGuire <jamesmc9999_at_dada-dada-da.com>
Date: 11/19/02
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
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From: "Paul Hardy" <pjh@bushcat.com>
To: <keitai-l@appelsiini.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 3:58 PM
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: reading bar codes
> ...
> This has been tried lots of times in lots of places. Weren't Radio Shack
> giving away some kind of gizmo to do just that about 3 years ago?

Radio Shack was working with a company called DigitalConvergence that went
belly up last year.  They were distributing a 'free' wand that would read
bar codes off of house-hold items.  There was quite about of controversy
about privacy issues, as they tended to track what items 'you' had. A good
article (but with a distinct political orientation on the issue) on the
phenenimon:

http://michael.toren.net/mirrors/cuecat/essay.html
Received on Tue Nov 19 10:56:50 2002