Saturday, June 26, 2010

Universal Product Codes

On today's date in 1974 the world's first Universal Product Code was scanned at a grocery store in Troy, Ohio. The checkout counter used in the transaction was designed right here in Dayton by NCR (formerly National Cash Register) and the product scanned was a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum which cost 67 cents.

A barcode-bending sticker from WRIR-LP, a 42-watt low-power FM, volunteer-run, community radio station from Richmond, Virginia. They first went on the air New Year's Day in 2005.

Barcoded shirt from Alternative station KRBZ in Kansas City, Missouri.

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