Using an out-of-focus camera, the Bokode can be read from several feet away
Compared to standard barcode devices, the Bokode is tiny, yet it can incorporate an enormous amount of data
With an out-of-focus picture, the data on the Bokode becomes easily legible.
I remember encountering the ugly black-and-white stripes of a barcode for the first time – defacing the front of my favorite magazine. Of course, Mad found a way of dealing with the UPC code by making jokes at its expense. But now, some ground-breaking work at MIT could see the visual blight of barcodes replaced altogether by Bokodes, tiny tenth-of-an-inch optical data tags that can hold thousands of times more information and be read by the camera on your mobile phone.
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