January 17, 2022

QR Codes: "Classic Literature Serialized Through Mobile Tags"

From a PSFK Post:

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.

Catalog of Books Accessible by Scanning QR Codes (via Books2Barcodes)

Hat Tip and Thanks: RichardBanks.com

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.