We miss the days before barcoding….said no one, ever. Until the development of barcode technology, things were chaotic! Lost shipments, missing inventory, money unnecessarily spent on material we thought we needed but realized we didn’t? We are grateful for this technology and thought it would be a good time to share this article from Smithsonian Magazine with you on the history of the barcode.
We would also like to pay our respects to George Laurer, inventor of the UPC, who passed away December 5, 2019 at the age of 94 in Raleigh, NC.