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Gravestones get QR codes

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Fri Sep 07 2012, 13:50
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IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING what happened to QR codes, wonder no more, as a Dorset funeral director is bringing them back by putting them on gravestones.

The BBC reports that funeral director Chester Pearce of Poole has brought the idea over to the UK from America and has already used the code on at least one grave marker.

Interacting with the QR code, a bar code for the terminally hip, will take you to a website where you can learn more about the person that passed away.

Steven Nimmo from the funeral home told the BBC that the codes, which can be put on the front of a gravestone, are a way for families to "[keep] their loved one in the forefront of their minds", and explained that they would act as a link to an online, expanded biography of the deceased.

"It's a simple way of putting more into a memorial than just a few words on a headstone," he added.

"Cemeteries are very sacred places - the codes are very small and don't impose on the headstones too much." µ


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