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Happy Birthday To The Barcode: 60 Years Of Scanning History
2012-10-08 07:43:03

Barcodes have been the mainstay of the consumer world for close to 40 years, first used on a food product in 1974...

2011-03-03 14:56:00

ARMONK, N.Y., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inventors Hall of Fame today announced it will induct retired IBMer (NYSE: IBM) Norman Joseph Woodland for his contribution to the invention of the Universal Product Code (UPC).


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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