Monday, September 10, 2007

Cellphone: Semacode Bars Speed Up Shopping and Bankruptcy

hm1.jpgYou know that hot half-naked woman you see on the billboard outside of your work? Well, now you can own her shirt. H&M -- or the European version of the GAP -- is creating billboards and magazine prints that will allow you to buy clothing using your cellphone's camera. Unfortunately, you still can't buy the actual model.

Black-and-white patterned boxes called Semacode bars will be placed on advertisements which carry coded information that will bring the shopper to the retailer's product catalog. You'll then be able to buy the clothes using your cellphone account, making it that much easier for your spouse to rack up an insurmountable debt and send you to an early grave. [CherryFlavor via SciFi]