Wednesday November 21, 2018

Barcodes are 60 years old

There are now more than five million individual barcodes in use around the world. Sunday, 7 October is the 60th anniversary of the barcode patent, filed in the US in 1952. However the distinctive black-and-white stripes did not make their first appearance in an American shop until 1974 – because the laser technology used to read them did not exist.  More…

Posted by at October 7, 2012
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