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Registering "Modernist Cuisine" books?

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Thanks for bringing this up HowardLi - I'm in the same boat. Please can someone advise us? Thanks

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try this:

http://modernistcuisine.com/register/

MC@H has one of those hatched squares you scan with an iPad or iPhone

in the past MC had you look up a phrase in MC to verify you at least had the books.

if this doesnt work, email them. Judy is very good about answering.


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Hi all,

Thanks for the kind remark, rotuts. Made my day!

To register, you have to use a tablet or smart phone to scan the QR code and then enter the scratch-off number. If you don't have either device, you might try borrowing someone's (come to think of it, that's a pretty good marketing strategy...now you have to show your friend the book!). It doesn't tie to a phone number or anything like that. It just ties to your account on modernistcuisine.com.

Please do email me with any more questions.

Judy

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What the heck. Now I have to learn how to use those things...

It's all in the title ... "Modernist" :raz: and it all begins with a 'Modernist Registration'!

... For what it's worth it is an extremely quick process.

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Yar. even I figured it out. had to take my iPad to the library though ...

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To register, you have to use a tablet or smart phone to scan the QR code and then enter the scratch-off number. If you don't have either device, you might try borrowing someone's (come to think of it, that's a pretty good marketing strategy...now you have to show your friend the book!). It doesn't tie to a phone number or anything like that. It just ties to your account on modernistcuisine.com.
Seriously? Ya'll have created an unreasonable hurdle to registration for those of us without smart phones and can't be bothered to fix the problem. But the silver lining (for ya'll) is that it might be a pretty good marketing strategy. Seriously?

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To register, you have to use a tablet or smart phone to scan the QR code and then enter the scratch-off number. If you don't have either device, you might try borrowing someone's (come to think of it, that's a pretty good marketing strategy...now you have to show your friend the book!). It doesn't tie to a phone number or anything like that. It just ties to your account on modernistcuisine.com.
Seriously? Ya'll have created an unreasonable hurdle to registration for those of us without smart phones and can't be bothered to fix the problem. But the silver lining (for ya'll) is that it might be a pretty good marketing strategy. Seriously?

You can use QR readers with computer webcams, 99% of computers have them these days. I've even seen programs / sites that will decode a photo of a QR code, so there are other ways to do it. And if you still can't manage that then don't worry about it. Registering your copy doesn't give you any benifits so you're not missin out on anything.


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Yeah, the only problem was that the included QR code reader on my BB 9700 wouldn't recognize the code. I had to download NeoReader to check it out. And man oh man do programs want access to damn near everything now.

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Merkinz, thanks for the tip, but my laptop (two years old) doesn't have a webcam. I'll probably end up using Judy's suggestion of borrowing a friend's smart phone, but it won't be a "good marketing" moment.

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I have just taken delivery of the volumes, from Amazon. Shiny and new, but can not find any QR codes etc. Could someone kindly advise as to which volume I should be looking, or is there another esoteric method of registration. Thanks in advance

Raymond

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MCaH has a QR code on the inside of the back cover. MC doesn't have a QR code (at least the printing I have doesn't): to register, you follow the instructions on the MC site to find and enter a number on a specific page in a specific volume (as far as I remember).

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Docrjm, you're welcome, I hope it actually helped, and that there isn't an entirely different process for doing this now.

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