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Comment: payload-in-code versus payload-on-server (Score 3, Insightful) 258

by Tikaro (#26430617) Attached to: Microsoft Tag, Smartphone-Scannable Barcodes
The thing I like about payload-in-code formats, like QRCode, is that the information is actually out there in the world with you, albeit in a machine-readable format. The URL actually, you know, is sharing your space.

With a payload-on-server code, the thing in the code isn't meaningful, even in to a machine, unless the WHOLE chain is working -- internet connection, server, the whole nine yards.

QRcode just seems, I dunno, more "honest."

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." - Bert Lantz