I've created a meta page for this: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Rsrikanth05/QR_Pedia Please feel free to work on it.
On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you Naveen, I have already sent across first bit of correspondence to them. > > On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 1:04 AM, Naveen Francis <navee...@wikimedia.in> wrote: > > Good idea Srikanth. > > I had similar thoughts after Arun's qrpedia talk in Bangalore meetup and seeing the following photo ( http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Wikip%C3%A9dia_dans_Rennes_-_Jean_Janvier_-_vue_proche.jpg) > > Om,Radhakrishna,Anoopan has offered help in Kannada,Telugu and Malayalam. > > We need to talk to BMRCL officials and need try similar things across India. > > > On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan < rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hiya all. > This is a quick summary of one of my silliest ideas. > Thanks to my Wiki-friend PhantomSteve, and real life buddy @aagan86 [from Twitter] who got me interested in QR codes. > I kept this a secret, telling it partly to Pradeep Mohandas, and Nitika Tandon. [SBC-YPR knew it the whole time]. > I had contacted Roger Bamkin of the UK Chapter, and he connected me with Terence Eden. As you all know, the two of them created QR Pedia together. > > Sent on 28-12-11 to Roger Bamkin. > Hi, > I'm Srikanth, from India, known on Wiki and Twitter as Rsrikanth05. > I've been on the English Wikipedia from June '05 and I have a little over 10,000 edits. I've been editing since I was 13. > > I got really interested in QR Codes a while back, and I tried using one to promote a WikiMeetup in Coimbatore. > > I stumbled across QR Pedia on Google, and thought I'd get in touch with you. > I thought of this crazy idea to promote learning History and Geography via Wikipedia in India, using QR Codes. Seeing that a VAST majority of kids today roam around with BlackBerrys, iPhones, et al, I thought this would be a good opportunity. > > I'm a mega transport enthusiast, so I thought I'd write to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited, who operate the Bangalore Metro. I chose BMRCL, because: > 1> Out of the three Metro systems in the country, it is the most approachable. > 2> Out of the various agencies in Bangalore and it's parent state of Karnataka, again it is the most approachable and tech savvy. > > My plan is to convince the BMRCL about providing QR codes to the various localities and landmarks along the route of the first track. > Ideas in my brain are: > 1> Each station has multiple exits, each of those can be linked to an article. Eg: At MG Road station, there is an exit towards Commercial Street, one towards Brigade Road, and one towards the Parade Ground. The Brigade Road exit can have a QR code pointing to Brigade Road, while the Comm. St, one can have one pointing to it's article. > 2> Where the board says the station name, place a Code for the article of that area. > 3> Presently, two stations are named after people: Mahatama Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda. More are in the pipeline, once the construction is completed. We could link the Code to the article on that person. > > I agree that articles should be in all possible languages and should be of high quality with good media. I am working on this, hoping the community will join me. > > This came in response: > > I don't think its silly at all. What can we do to help you? Most of our best successes have been silly ideas (who would think you could allow everyone to edit a good source of information?) > > We have a following of people who like writing articles and the Wikimedia UK board are keen on this idea. (We were also in the Wikimedia Foundation annual report) > > We can show you how we ran the Derby project http://midea.nmc.org/2011/12/one-small-museum-making-a-big-impact-an-interview-with-roger-bamkin/ > > One of our most repected editors in the UK is 13 now! > > Do you have some "sources" that we could write these articles from? You may be able to convince the bus company by doing one stop? > > Very interested in helping you, the bus passemgers etc and of course Wikipedia > > regards > Roger > > Further: > Srikanth > > Obviously Ive never tried to sell this idea to a bu > > -- > Regards, > Srikanth Ramakrishnan. > Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on February 12th. > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore > Aliens invaded Tamil Nadu, left their Spacship and now it is a Toll Plaza. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IVRCL-Vijayamangalam-Toll-Plaza.JPG > > -- Regards, Srikanth Ramakrishnan. Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on February 12th. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore Aliens invaded Tamil Nadu, left their Spacship and now it is a Toll Plaza. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IVRCL-Vijayamangalam-Toll-Plaza.JPG
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