Foolish Assumptions

You don’t need much to get started with QR Codes, but you do need a few things. I made the following assumptions when I wrote this book:

check.png QR Codes aren’t much fun or very useful if you don’t own or have access to a smartphone. You can skip ahead to Chapter 2 to determine if you have such a device for reading and creating QR Codes.

check.png The book requires a basic familiarity with the Internet. Although you can use QR Codes for a number of things (such as dialing a phone number, sending a text, accessing a map, and so on), most codes link to a URL. If you’re not familiar with searching and using the Internet, you may want to start by familiarizing yourself with the online world on a desktop.

check.png QR Codes are like seeds. After they’re planted, you must have faith that they’ll grow. QR Code use is just beginning to take off, especially in the United States and Canada. Not everyone is convinced the QR Code seed will grow. But you the reader must have faith and patience and share Henry David Thoreau’s belief that if you show me a seed, “I am prepared to expect miracles.”

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