Back when Palm Pilots (remember those?) were ascendant, we thought business cards would be a thing of the past and that we'd all be beaming each other our info via infrared.
Since that hasn't happened there's the WorldCard Ultra by PenPower, a handy-dandy business card reader that takes care of data entry for you. Stick a card in the slot, the machine does the rest. The Red Dot Design Award winner has multiple language support, and if you've got a Mac, it even drops the info straight into Address Book.