Barcode 60th Birthday


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19849141

  • 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.

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