Thursday, September 28, 2006

666 Mark of the Beast & Barcode T-shirts

Nothing sez "barcodes" like 666. When I say "UPC", you say "Satan!"

I wish this urban myth would go away but fundamentalists of the Christian persuasion insist on spinning wild yarns about the Mark of the Beast being embedded in poor ol' Uniform Product Code symbols.

This web page attempts to squash this falsehood yet again. No, 666 isn't hidden in barcodes. This is all a bad, if not outright wrong, interpretation of Book of Revelation 13:16-18.

Meanwhile now's the time to buy your very own barcode t-shirts. Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa are coming up (not to mention my very own birthday 12/12). Buy online today!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Barcodes + Cell Phones. AGAIN!

So Fujitsu thinks they've got it figured out. Yet-another-barcodes-on-cell-phones scheme/scam.

Lots of people have tried it. No one seems to be the clear cut market leader. Leads me to believe there ain't a market here folks. Mature markets shake out to 1, 2, maybe 3 clear cut winners. Mature markets aren't littered with has-been's, wanna be's, also ran's, and me too's. Too many players without any significant market share equals nada.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program, already in progress...

Monday, September 18, 2006

Homeland Security is at it again
Seeing this on my checked bag when I picked it up made me feel better. Homeland Security has in-spected my luggage. I'm free to go.

Never mind that the airline themselves hands me a snack box that includes a serrated plastic knife. As does every coffee shop and most takeout restaurants past the security check point.

Things they call "shanks" in the Big House.

At least my oversized barcode has a hologram sticker on it. Collect the whole set!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Loooong barcode

Every once in a while, you see a barcode that sticks out. This barcode sticks out. Or across. Or whatever...