Bar Code Inventor Dies

A man who revolutionized the retail industry by creating a streamlined way to check-out at the cash register has died.

FOX News Radio’s Lilian Woo reports:

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Norman Joseph Woodland co-invented the bar code…

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…Found today on just about every product on store shelves.  He along with fellow Drexel University student Bernard Silver tackling the idea in the late 40’s, earning a patent in 1952 for the technology that would eventually become the retail standard.  The first product to be scanned: A pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum.

Woodland’s daughter saying he died from the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and complications from advanced age at 91.

Lilian Woo, FOX News Radio.




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