“UPC” to replace “RIP”…?

Japanese gravestone manufacturer Ishinokoe is partnering with an IT firm to add scannable barcodes to tombstones:

Behind doors on the tombstone that can be locked is a QR code — a square code read by mobile phones that can link to Web addresses. Grave visitors can use the code to access images and photographs of the person while they were alive.

I, for one, eagerly await the release of the “.dead” top-level domain.

(via BoingBoing)

posted 5/13/08 at 9:08am to Snark, WTF? · 0 replies · permalink