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#1 Hum

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 22:37

The death care industry has gone digital.

Determined to make visiting loved ones’ graves a more rewarding and satisfying experience, a Pennsylvania couple has launched Digital Legacys, a business that uses QR codes to link headstones to websites commemorating the departed.

“We’re always afraid over time that their legacy would be forgotten,” Lori Miller told FoxNews.com of her relatives. “It’s such a little thing, but it opens you up to such a wide variety of things.”

Imagine a 2-inch brass or silver square with a QR code — a square digital bar code — attached to any headstone with heavy-duty adhesive tape. A visitor would then scan that QR code using a smartphone, sending that user to a website honoring the deceased with photographs, videos, music and other multimedia components.

“We’re going to allow them to keep changing it, keep updating it,” Miller said. “It’s such simple technology.”

Users can expect to pay $99 for a one-year QR code and accompanying website, Miller said, or $50 for a website dedicated to the decedent for one year. Additional QR code tags can be purchased for $28 each.

The business, which was officially launched Monday, is already fielding orders. But Miller hopes the idea can eventually be incorporated into not just the gravesites of loved ones, but those of historical figures and even pets.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 22:41

Users can expect to pay $99 for a one-year QR code and accompanying website, Miller said, or $50 for a website dedicated to the decedent for one year. Additional QR code tags can be purchased for $28 each.

Why does it cost them $28-50 for QR codes :| They take like a second to make.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 22:46

Why does it cost them $28-50 for QR codes :| They take like a second to make.

2-inch brass or silver square with a QR code — a square digital bar code — attached to any headstone with heavy-duty adhesive tape

Not that unreasonable. But still a meh idea, the people who will be visiting your grave will probably remember you just fine.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:18

I like the idea a lot. :)


You could bundle this with augmented reality, so that location of the grave gets geotagged and linked to the website.


Seriously, I think this should be a one off payment with "eternal hosting" (or like seriously long).
It doesn't need a domain name, visitors would come rather seldom usually I take it and storage just gets cheaper, you sure could sell a couple of decades in advance worth of hosting.

Such things don't require a TLD, as the site's called by a QR code or if you visit it, a subdomain would still do fine.

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#5 redvamp128

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:21

Just as long as they don't decide to have -

In grave webcams I am okay with this.



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