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by Jason Hanslo, International School of Gabon Ruban Vert
During my university days I always had a soft spot for technology. As a student, on a student budget, I would spend a great deal of time finding out the cost of groceries by scanning their barcodes. The fact that those zebra stripes of varying lengths could hold a lot of information at once was mind-boggling at first, but after much research and understanding I started understanding their applications. The idea to use it one day was short-lived by the introduction of QR codes.
Quick response codes were invented in 1994 as a quick response to finding newly manufactured vehicles. It has evolved from being just another barcode by being user-friendly in that it can be scanned using a…