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The Invention of Bar Codes

Written on June 13, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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We can see bar codes everywhere. But where do these black and white stripes come from anyway?

Bar codes may not be too useful for common shoppers, but for those who are engaged in the world of technology, this black and white stripes play a very important role when it comes to reading data in split seconds. Usually, people can see these bar codes on supplies and stuffs that we’ve purchased on the market. But, did it ever came to your mind how these codes were invented?

Studies show that there were fundamental problems before certain industries have to analyze data very quickly. The idea of creating these bar codes came from two students of Drexel University, who also happens to be the inventors of the bull’s eye-like symbol in 1952. The two students then successfully created the bar codes. However, they couldn’t create a machine that has the ability to read the data being provided by the lines. So they decided to make use of the humans.

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