Some geniuses at Books2Barcodes have taken the entire text of Ulysses and coded it into a series of QR Codes. Listen up, peeps–if you’ve always wanted to read Joyce’s epic but couldn’t quite commit to carrying the tome around, you can take the text in baby steps (and sections) simply by using any smartphone with a barcode scanner. But be forewarned: there are a lot of barcodes, so don’t lose your spot on the page!
Books2Barcodes has also converted The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Art of War, The Divine Comdey, Jane Eyre, Moby Dick, Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities, The Time Machine, and War and Peace. Phew!
Their mission is to convert “all the world’s great books to QR codes.” What do you think of this new way of downloading the classics? Check out their website if you’d like to try scanning any of the titles. And, who knows? Maybe the next time you scan a QR sticker on the subway, you’ll get a little bit of a literary classic.