The Null Device

Remember the CueCat? The little freebie scanner which was meant to shepherd customers to promotional websites and e-commerce sites? Remember the uproar when the penguinheads found a way of getting a free general-purpose bar code scanner, paid for by the CueCat marketing budget? Well, anti-corporate culture-jamming outfit RTMark, better known for subverting ads, has topped that with CueHack. Scan a product and it gives you not the promotional website for it, but the dirt on the product manufacturer's dirty tricks and reasons for boycotting them. Impress your dreadlocked vegan bicyclist friends! (Assuming they run Windows, that is.)

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