9 Reasons QR Codes Are Bad for Your Brand
The tale of the QR code is a sordid story. The QR (Quick Response) code was originally the trademark name for a two-dimensional barcode system. It was invented in 1994 by Denso Wave, a Toyota subsidiary, as a way to track vehicles as they were assembled, and to scan components at high speeds. While Denso Wave holds the patent on the technology, it granted free license on it, going so far as to publish the specs online and allowing anyone to use it.