Home > Retailing > Good bye Barcode Boy

Good bye Barcode Boy

Norman Woodland
Inventor of bar code Norman Joseph Woodland dies at 91
The inventor of the bar code, that originated six decades ago and revolutionised product labelling, has died at the age of 91.
The product, originated on a beach when a mechanical-engineer-in-training named Norman Joseph Woodland with a transformative stroke of his fingers, yielding a set of literal lines in the sand, conceived the modern bar code.
Woodland died on Sunday, suffering from the effect Alzheimer’s disease and complications of his advanced age in his home in Edgewater, New Jersey, a media report said.
His daughter, Susan Woodland, announced his death yesterday.

Think about retail world without Barcodes & Scanners
Can’t Imagine.
Decades back retail world was without Barcodes & Scanners. Long queues were very common in supermarket checkouts. The faces of frustrated customers and tensed cashiers demanded for a change.
The day, 26 June 1974 revolutionized retail industry. On 26 June 1974 for the first time Barcode & Scanner successfully used in retail industry.
History of Barcode has something to say about some little guys with lots of vision.
Long before bar codes and scanners were actually invented, grocers knew they desperately needed something like that.
In 1932, a business student named Wallace Flint proposed an automated checkout system using punched cards.
In 1948, Bernard Silver, a graduate student, overheard a conversation in the halls of Philadelphia’s Drexel Institute of Technology. The president of a food chain was pleading with one of the deans to undertake research on capturing product information automatically at checkout. The dean turned down the request, but Bob Silver mentioned the conversation to his friend Norman Joseph Woodland, a twenty seven-year-old graduate student and teacher at Drexel. The problem fascinated Woodland.
In 1949, Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland developed a bull’s-eye style code and patented it in 1952.
In 1970, Mnc Logicon developed Universal Grocery Products Identification Code (UGPIC)
In 1973, George J Laurer invented Universal Product Code (UPC)
Their efforts ultimately revolutionized retail industry.
Click and download History of barcode to read and know the first product which was scanned and more
Whenever you face a problem remember the history of barcode & try for novel solutions

Advertisements
Categories: Retailing Tags: , ,
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: