How could you use QR Codes in Ottawa

I talk a lot to people about QR codes. I wear one on my jacket and people ask me about it in stores, on the street etc. But one of the most common questions I get is what the heck is it good for? Well, that’s entirely up to your imagination but here’s some ideas […]

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Ottawa QR Codes go Viral

OMG! The response we are getting is phenomenal! In less than a month of launching our site we have been inundated with requests for more information. Seems everyone in Ottawa wants to be the first or even the only business in their sector to get their QR codes out there before it hits saturation level. […]

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QR Code in Ottawa Public Toilet Cubicle (WC)

It’s common knowledge that the earliest writings known to mankind are on walls and beside the commode.  I have personally read probably thousands of messages in toilet cubicles.  Some are dumb, some are poetic (here I sit broken hearted).  But here’s a couple of merging ideas that might cause people to spend more than the […]

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The Ottawa Great QR Code Race

Talks are under-way to hold Ottawa’s first Great QR Code Race.  Following the success of the reality show of similar name, Ottawa city fathers (and mothers) have given the nod to an, as yet to be identified, entrepreneur to hold the event over the Christmas holidays.  Safety concerns have been voiced about people hunting for and scanning […]

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Ottawa Valley farmer discovers QR Code crop circle in field

Arnprior Back 40 Almanac- Fall 2011 Ottawa Valley sad sack celebrities, Delmer McGregor and his good friend Cecil, were alarmed by bright white lights hovering over their crop field one night last week.  They hired buddy’s crop duster to get a bird’s eye view and darned if they weren’t visited by what appears to be aliens.  Seems […]

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Ottawa bulletin boards dead or alive?

No, this is not about BBSs.  Does anyone remember BBSs, the precursor to websites?  I’m talking about bulletin boards of the supermarket variety, all but ageing anachronistic reminders of a pre-Kijij-Craigslist world.  You still see posters and notices, now more frequently on mailboxes, light posts and bus shelters but most stores, if they ever had a bulletin board, have […]

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Ottawa Carleton University student receives $1 million grant to study QR code uses

You know something is getting big when one million dollar grants start getting handed out to study the impact of a new trend.  Those of you old enough to remember the Internet in its early days will remember the buzz about the overused term, “Information Super Highway” ,  and I’m sure many grants were handed […]

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Ottawa QR codes on rooftops

Question from a reader: I saw your article about QR codes on rooftops. Has this been done already? Are there people or organizations in Ottawa considering it? Answer: Thanks for your comment and question.  To be honest I’m not sure if it’s been done in Ottawa yet but I think it’s inevitable.  From my chair, […]

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Ottawa QR Codes get a bad rap from Yellow Pages

Here’s an official communique from Yellow Pages about QR Codes We are not going to use QR codes in YPG ads until further notice. If we do receive an ad request with a QR code, we need to advise the customer that it may not work properly and that there is risk in including the […]

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QR Sex Sells

Ever notice how whenever a new technology comes along, someone wants to find out how to make it sexy.  Are QR Codes sexy?  Not many would vote yes but Victoria’s Secret said damn straight.  We’ll make it sexy.  We’ll use it like a fig leaf to cover the naughty bits and all the young dudes […]

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