You all loved the "How do QR codes work" link so here's a story from ABC's "Beyond 2000" explaining the next new thing in retail and how it works. That's right, it's the 2D barcode:

abc.net.au/news/2022-08-19/wha

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I'm not sure what the deal is with her extremely odd, out-of-breath delivery (perhaps it's all the effort of the fake British accent) but I do appreciate the gimmicky presentation.

@hugh That style was common to a lot of the presenters of the show. It was parodied by comedy shows like Fast Forward. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that comedian Amanda Keller got her start on that show.

@hugh i wound up watching just about the entire thing, and i have to say, that whole segment must have entailed a *lot* of work.

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