QR Codes: "Classic Literature Serialized Through Mobile Tags"
Imagine every single book ever written being translated into a series of QR codes that would allow users to immediately download the stories to their devices in 800 word segments. That is exactly what Books2Barcodes, an initiative created by humor blog Wonder Tonic, plans to do. Beginning with several classics which include Ulysses, War & Peace and Moby Dick.
The 800 word segments make the longer, famously difficult books, feel less daunting, especially when reading them on a cellphone or mobile device. It feels like a modern adaptation of the serialization of novels via literary magazines. However, it’s difficult to say how this method of acquiring books will stack up to e-books and e-book readers unless they potentially incorporate barcode scanners into the devices.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.