Why Washington D.C. Gossip Sucks

By Eddie Scarry Comment

Know what’s not even remotely interesting? QR codes. Know what’s even less interesting? Hill interns who like QR codes. Know who’s in-the-know on both of these things? The Hill‘s gossip columnist Judy Kurtz (a.k.a. Howeesha).

As if to relate a scandalous secret, Kurtz wrote on Monday “WE HEAR: One staffer for Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) is awfully excited about a new high-tech addition that lies right outside the congresswoman’s door in the Cannon House Office Building.”

That “high-tech addition” is a QR code, one of those black and white symbols smartphones can scan to activate applications and other data.

Kurtz continues, writing that she “has obtained an email from a staff assistant apparently about to burst with joy over the installation of the cool, 21st-century doodad. The message was sent to a listserv with the subject, ‘QR Codes are FUN!!!!!'”

Whoa! Is this what it feels like to be a Washington insider?!