New Wave of Shopping?

We have no idea how this would work, but we want to believe it works anyway: Three students from a high school in Scotland came up with a device that
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We have no idea how this would work, but we want to believe it works anyway: Three students from a high school in Scotland came up with a device that
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We have no idea how this would work, but we want to believe it works anyway: Three students from a high school in Scotland came up with a device that could seriously change the way we all shop. They've invented something that enables cell phones to read the bar code on any price tag, which will then tell you whether the clothes you're about to add to the already huge stack on your arm fits you. This could be most revolutionary for online shopping - just think, Net-a-Porter posts a picture of the price tag next to that Chanel shift you're thinking about, and you can know whether it will fit or not without putting out the $25 delivery fee! But could this be real? We don't really get it (since when do bar codes denote anything about the size of a garment? And how will the device know your exact shape?), but it did win the three kids a regional prize and a showing off trip to MIT. If it absolutely works, we can't wait. And if it doesn't, well, at least we know the upcoming generation is already thinking of better ways to shop.