Have you ever come across an interesting building and wished that you could get immediate information about it? Well, in the Welsh town of Monmouth this is actually possible.
The ancient town now has more than a thousand ceramic plaques on historic monuments. Each plaque has a unique QR bar code like the one you see right now. This square, black-and-white bar code can be scanned with a Smartphone. It instantly links you to up-to-date Wikipedia entries, thanks to the town’s free Wi-Fi network. All you need to do is to point your mobile phone camera at the code. No wonder Monmouth’s being declared the world’s first quote “Wikipedia town”. The project has so far proven to be quite successful; so don’t be surprised to see QR codes popping up in a town near you sometime soon.