Barcode turns 60, doesn’t look its age

A quick look back at the history of the barcode

While not a big infographic fan, I found this one marking the 60th anniversary of the barcode to be worth the time to read.  I was particularly surprised to learn that barcodes didn't begin to appear in grocery stores until 1974, also known as the year before I graduated from high school.

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