Wednesday, August 20, 2014

QR codes on tombstones

An up-close look at a QR code on a monument. (Courtesy of Quiring Monuments)
QR codes, sometimes mocked for their lack of popularity or knack for popping up in unexpected places, have found a happy home in Anchorage. Last week the city’s assembly voted unanimously to allow families of the deceased to place QR codes on its columbarium wall, a 600-foot long structure that can hold about 9,000 urns.
“This QR code, I’m really excited about that,” said assemblyman Ernie Hall at the meeting. He then suggested expanding the uses of QR codes to signs in local parks, so citizens could easily learn why the park’s namesake was honored.

The bigger question is if these codes are indirect to servers that the end owner doesn't control....what happens when the servers get turned off? and how long does the $150 payment guarantee connectivity for?

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