by Anura Guruge
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>> — Mar. 11, 2014.
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Not something I would have known or something that I track. I remember encountering bar codes, for the first time, at IBM Hursley (U.K.), around 1976. UPC hadn’t made it to the U.K. at the time. I didn’t fully appreciate its potential. Kind of knew that it was invented by an IBMer. Happened to see this 40th anniversary announcement on a “Request for Paper” submission I got a few minutes ago — yes, folks still send them to me. I looked it up. Not much is being made of today’s anniversary because it appears that they celebrated the 40th birthday of the ‘introduction’ of UPC last year. Today’s significance is that it was when a actual product was first scanned as part of a sale. Worth noting.