The barcode is still a vital part of modern society. As we continue to find new ways to use technology to streamline processes and improve efficiency, it’s clear that the barcode will continue to play a key role in the years to come. So here’s to the barcode – 50 years young and still going strong.
Good2Know: The Barcode Marks 50 Years of Scanning
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THE BARCODE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
On Monday, the barcode or “universal product code” marked its 50th anniversary. Grocery stores and canned food manufacturers originally rejected the idea of a universal barcode system, but they eventually came around, and now billions of items are scanned every day across the globe. Yet all these years later it’s still unclear who actually invented the barcode.