Another year has gone the way of the Dodo bird, but QR Code naysayers may be surprised that QR Codes have not gone extinct. On the contrary, these “bar codes on steroids” are still going strong!
By turns both adored and reviled, the blocky, information-rich quick response (QR) images are still an easy, low-cost way to bridge between the real and virtual worlds, and marketers, educators and others have found myriad ways to put them to good use in business, in the classroom, and in public settings such as parks and museums.
Respected pundits predict that the QR Code will continue to thrive in 2013 and beyond, with codes becoming both easier to scan (better phone cameras) and more attractive to look at (‘pinterest’ the term QR Code and you’ll see what we mean).
As we say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, we’d like to look back at QR Codes over the last year, which at their best provided us with inspiration and innovation, and at their worst, some pretty comic entertainment. Click here for the @storify story.