is the brainchild of the jokers over at Wonder Tonic
. The idea is to take the world's greatest works of literature, such as 'Ulysses' and 'Moby Dick,' and convert them into thousands of QR codes
, each of which houses an 800-character chunks of the tome. Point your smartphone with a QR reading app like 'Google Goggles' at the screen, and you've got a tiny fragment of a classic work. Why would anyone want to point their phone at a computer screen to read slivers of literature that could only consume a minute or so of their lives? We're not sure, but Books2Barcodes is an excellent example of what sadistic people with access to modern technology are capable of doing.