Ok, I haven’t raved about my iPhone yet, because, aside from the awesome cinematic interface, my favorite feature has been that I can listen to my voice mail in any order with a graphical UI, which is, frankly, not so remarkable…. but today I read about a remarkable app from SnapTell which made me feel like I’m living in the future….

Alan Levine has detailed the SnapTell experience (via blog comment). With my iPhone I took a photo of 3 random books on my side table and they were quickly cataloged with wikipedia references and google searches.

This seems way cooler than QR tagging which seems to be popular in Japan. Why create a weird looking block code? Why not just snap a photo of a company logo or storefront to find a webpage?

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