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QR Codes On Gravestones Tell The Life Of The Dead [Headlines]

Innovation

QR codes on tombstones reveal the deceased's obituary and a photo gallery.

Caroline Ku
  • 19 july 2011

When Edouard Garneau died last August, his wife of 53 years ordered a bench-style tombstone.

“I go and talk with him,” said Faye Garneau, who admits she isn’t so sure she likes that her own name is already inscribed there, too.

That wasn’t all: Several months later, the monument maker added a high-tech innovation — a small, square image known as a quick response or QR code, affixed alongside the big letters spelling out Garneau.

The monument maker — a friend — was working on the code before Garneau died of cancer at age 78. Laura Ruane/USA Today

Image by Andrew West/The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press.

 

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