Google Celebrate the Invention of the Bar Code

7 Oct

Google_barcode

Google celebrated the invention of everyone’s favourite method of automatic identification and data collection today, the Bar Code. The first patent for a bar code type product (US Patent #2,612,994) was issued to inventors Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver on October 7, 1952. Random fact: The first product to have a bar code included was a packet of Wrigley’s Gum.

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