A 30 Cent Scanner for Delicious Library?

by Luke Wroblewski June 12, 2005

From the world of do it yourself interfaces…

  1. Boing Boing reports that two million CueCats are up for sale on a liquidator's site at $0.30 each in quantities of 500K or more. The CueCat is a barcode reader.
  2. CueCat Resources features a JavaScript decoder by Daniel Hull that parses and outputs the bar code scanned by a CueCat.
  3. Apple’s dashboard widgets are created using a mix of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. JavaScript in Dashboard works the same way as it does in any browser with the single addition of the widget object, which gives you the ability to open other applications.
  4. If you have a barcode scanner, Delicious Library can fill your “digital shelves” with tons of in-depth information allowing you to catalog, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games.

Now the caveats: