Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bar Code turns 35

The Bar Code, with its 12 digits and 30 black and 29 white lines to convey 95 bits of data in binary code, and scanned more than 10 billion times a day around the world, turned 35 early this week. NYT has this nice illustration of a bar code.

1 comment:

Surya said...

I never tried to learn what a bar code actually meant. Your little piece has enlightened me now.