From the front to QR codes
USA Today reports on congressmen getting emails from soldier relatives that are more informative than military briefings (are we surprised?). Altogether more optimistic in flavour is the idea of deploying warplanes to drop 120 million origami cranes in Southern Thailand.
And on the shopping front, watch out for Quick Response code technology (QR), which is poised to replace the barcode. QRs carry far more information and can be scanned by mobile phones. The future is here (....or else it's in Japan).