From: Craig Phillips <>

Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 9:57 AM


Subject: Cocktail Talk - Quick Response Codes



Cocktail Talk


January 2014

Cocktail Talk


Welcome to CN Consulting's "Cocktail Talk".


Cocktail Talk is a casual monthly newsletter intended to arm you with amusing bits and bytes of information on whats happening in the computer world. Topics sure to break the ice and capture an audience at many a social or business event.


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Currently, on Cocktail Talk - Quick Response Codes


Quick Response (QR) Codes are pretty commonly seen, but maybe not as commonly used.


Tap the app on your smart phone, aim it at a QR Code, and off you go. Just like that. 


If you don't have a QR Code Scan App you can get one free in about 30 seconds. Search for a "QR Scan" App on your phone and you'll see them. The one called "Scan - QR Code and Barcode Scanner" from QR Code City works just fine. Once you have one you'll be able to scan and read the QR Codes below, and understand what the hell is going on.


QR Codes contain information ready to interact with your smart phone. There are lots of websites to create QR Codes, for free,  like QR Stuff


QR Stuff's QR Code Generator has a pick list of things you may want to have QR coded and generates the the code on screen where you can test how it interacts with your phone. Yes, you can scan right off the screen, even off an email, go figure. When you find a QR Code that you like, one click starts the download to your PC where you can add it to whatever your little heart desires. I have a few ideas concerning that.


 Professionally you could direct people to your website, Facebook, or LinkedIn locations.




You could set up a QR Code making an RSVP ridiculously easy via SMS (text) Message or email. Your phone number, or email address, and the exact response you want is right in the code. It would also be pretty easy, and error free, to add someone to your Contact list from a QR Code. The QR Code below can import Name, Title, Organization, 3 phones, email, Website, and complete address to the scanning person's Contacts.


Craig Phillips' Contact Info


QR Codes could even make for an interesting business card.

            CN Consulting

                                Computer Consulting for Business!


                                 Serving the Chicagoland and Greater Milwaukee areas


QR Stuff has a bunch of ideas on how else to use QR Codes, from T-Shirts to Tattoos, and can help you be as creative as you are.



Quick Response Codes, slowly gaining popularity, or not, that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.




Thank you for reading,



Craig Phillips

CN Consulting, Inc.





CN Consulting, Inc -
Computer Consulting for Business!



CN Consulting Inc. (CNCI) is an independent consulting company formed in 1990 and located within easy reach of both Chicago and Milwaukee.


CNCI maintains a select client base providing consulting services concerning the use of information technology. We persistently look for advantage to our clients in added value and reduced cost made available by advancing technology.


CNCI does not have financial interest in any given product or product line. We evaluate current and emerging technologies solely based on their benefit to our clients. CNCI implements the solutions it recommends and readily partners with companies that offer products and services to the advantage of our clients. CNCI offers complete client support with singular accountability.


We maximize the benefit of our clients' existing technology, systems, and platforms while integrating the benefits provided by new technology.


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