From Ken's description:
"Labels That Talk™ has developed technology that allows for the easy creation and playback of audio files on a two-dimensional medium (photos, paper or labels) – we print audio on paper. LTT’s Soundpaper™ system records sound as a high-density printed pattern (2D barcode) that can be read with a small, low-cost, handheld scanner. The audio message (voice) is stored right in the bar code, no database lookup is necessary, no computer connection is required and scanning and playback take less than 1 second."
Cool stuff. I'm into web tech. I think a cool application would be to have a web calendar show a 2D barcode (like a QR code) on an event page which a mobile phone user (using something like an iPhone) snap a photo of the barcode on the screen and have it automatically add an event item to their calendar.
I wonder if the "Labels That Talk" barcodes can be read by a mobile device equipped with a camera.
Labels That Talk need to read up a bit more on it.. Sounds compelling though..
There is a ton of radical stuff being proposed with respect to mobile devices and m-commerce..
One company has a barcode you could place on websites or blogs that can be scanned and later read on the mobile device.. A real time saver. My issue would be, id scan everything and read less than half before the content was old..