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Smartphones aren't tiny PCs, but that's how we use them in the West

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: Rubbish

For limited uses barcodes of all sorts can be used. 7-Eleven has a partnership with PayNearMe that lets people pay all sorts of bills (or even buy Greyhound bus tickets) using PayNearMe barcodes they just take to a nearby 7-Eleven. It can be printed or displayed on their phone.

And airlines are already using PDF417 2D barcodes on their boarding passes. People who check in online can print them out themselves.

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