Wednesday, October 07, 2009

"The now inescapable bar code celebrates its 57th anniversary Wednesday—a milestone unmissed by Google, which replaced its home page logo with a bar code doodle that translates to 'Google.'"
More on this story from National Geographic

"Now used to track just about anything bought and sold in many countries, the standard bar code system was patented in the United States on October 7, 1952, but took about 20 years to go mainstream."

And that now includes my humble weblog, courtesy of the folks at
Free Barcode Generator - Barcoding Inc.

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