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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:
Norman Joseph Woodland co-invented the bar code…
…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.