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"QR codes"

This story at JAPUNDIT is really neat.

Tokyo has mounted panels marked with QR codes on 94 trees in the central business district of Marunouchi.

Scanning a QR code with a camera phone takes you to a website that provides historical or sighseeing information about area where the tree is located. The information may tell you about the history or a nearby building or you may get information about dining and shopping in the area around the tree.

Reminds me a lot of that WiFi “beacon” idea I blogged about awhile back. It’s only natural that Japan would create a system like this around a cell phone, but I was still surprised and delighted by this story.

I’m looking forward to owning an awesome cell phone whenever I move to Japan :>