The Wire was able to show how a series of institutional failures leads to seemingly no other choice than to get into "the game". This story shows how the glamour and need for "respect" can ruin lives just as much as those failed institutions.
Quick Response, or QR Codes, are still somewhat of a novelty and, according marketing agency Archrival, most college students either don't know how or don't care to scan the codes to see the content advertised.
Speaking for myself I have little interest in scanning any QR codes when I'm on the street.
One of the most important points that comes up in this article is that, in order to be an effective President of the United States of America, learning quickly how to use the tools at your disposal is paramount.
President Obama seems to have come to grips with this fact quite swiftly and, particularly in the international realm, has made such large strides in putting the US on solid ground once again. Pay careful attention, particularly, to the diplomatic manuevers he used with China in the popularly termed "failed" visit to China.