The little-known history of the first ‘bullseye’ barcode

Whilst we take the humble barcode for granted today, the symbol is the result of decades of investment and innovation. It was 80 years ago in 1947 that Bernard Silver overheard a local grocery store owner talking about the need for technology to speed up purchasing and simplify stock-keeping. Silver mentioned the conversation to his inventor friend, Norman Joseph Woodland, and the two began problem solving. Continue reading “The little-known history of the first ‘bullseye’ barcode” »