Maybe it's just me, but when I tried out the new QR code printed on my Tarrant County voter's registration certificate this morning in search of my polling place, Smartphone technology once again made me feel dumb.
I scanned in the ubiquitous marbled square that accessed the county's elections site, entered my name, hit a couple of prompts, and voila, no voting location. I tried scrolling up and down, running through the prompts again, but no dice.
Was my Droid the dud? Had my fumbling digits once again failed the digital test?
A quick computer search (faster than the phone) turned up a subsequent page on the county election site that gave me the address of my polling place.
""It's definitely new this year," said Steve Raborn, the Tarrant county elections administrator, as he talked me through the QR steps later. "It's useful, but we really haven't had a lot of feedback about it yet."
Raborn reported later that he had no problems when he tried it on his own phone, and suggested that differences in phones or downloaded QR apps could be responsible.