Barcoding the planet

picture-1.pngSemapedia is a quirky project that wants to get us to put these special little barcodes on everything on the planet.

The idea is that you walk up to something, say the Eiffel Tower, or my house, point your cell phone camera at it and a click or so later, you get a nice article on the screen of your phone, describing it.

I first read about it in Jeremy Wagstaff's 'Loose Wire' series.

Quirky, in a Don Quixote kind of way.
Posted on September 8, 2007 and filed under Life, Technology.