- May 13, 2000
Reading the Dots in Ads
According to Beyond 2000:
" Next time you're sitting
at home reading your favourite newspaper, why not download
a couple of video clips from its thin, crinkly pages? Or
perhaps you're perusing a glossy magazine advertisement
for the latest model of your dream car. Well, just reach
into the manufacturer's logo and extract the 30-page brochure.
Maybe you're really groovin' to a new tune you found on
your favourite MP3 site. You'd like to share the song with
a friend but he doesn't have Internet access at work. So?
Fax it to him.
Getting confused? Consumers
in Japan aren't. Their biggest-selling newspaper now includes
the occasional cluster of black and white dots, which,
using a scanner, can be converted into computer files.
That field of random-looking static turns out to be a high-resolution
picture, a video clip or a Word document. And it's all
possible thanks to the Israeli military..."
here for the full story. [Link no longer active]
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