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Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Science |

Joseph died Woodland, one of the inventors of the barcode

Joseph died Woodland, one of the inventors of the barcode

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Joseph Woodland is the co-inventor of the bar code, and in the United States died today at 91 years of age. Woodland worked with Bernard Silver for creating the system for identifying product lines in 1940, patented the in 1952.

However, it took 22 years to begin invention used in a store, since the technology to scan the lines did not exist. The first object to be scanned was a pack of gum at a supermarket in Ohio in 1974.

Woodland was inspired by Morse code to create your system, easing the inventories in warehouses, supermarkets, libraries and businesses, and to facilitate the task of collecting in the box. It is estimated that at present, bar codes are scanned about 5,000 million times per day.

Links:
- Barcode co-inventor Norman Joseph Woodland dies aged 91 (BBC)

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