Talk:Barcode

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High traffic

On 7 October 2009, Barcode was linked from Google, a high-traffic website. (See visitor traffic)

Copyrighted material removed[edit]

193.39.182.6 just added a bunch of material from http://www.snx.com/generalfaq.html . We can't use this material under our license, so I've removed it from the article. --Brion 01:40 Aug 30, 2002 (PDT)

Spelling[edit]

Isn't it spelled in two words: bar code ? the free dictionary (Călușaru' (talk) 12:09, 10 February 2013 (UTC))

It's spelled both ways: wikt:bar code and wikt:barcode. Glrx (talk) 15:59, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

John Esserian[edit]

In 1970 John Esserian demonstrated a working bar-code system. See: various puiblication references in: http://www.aidc100.org/files/Memoirs-Esserian.pdf For historical completeness I should think Esserian's development should be mentioned in this article. Frankatca (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 02:07, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Chewing Gum[edit]

Why exactly do we care if the first article scanned was a packet of chewing gum, a car's half-axle, or a shipment of cocaine? Not to mention the purported name of the clerk and the time of the day. Sounds like completely useless trivia to me, however it appears three times in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.228.32.196 (talk) 18:07, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

I do care enough to be happy that the information appears once, and to have the names of those who did it: it personalises a moment in history, and I'm glad of that. But, yes, more than once would be overkill. AdventurousMe (talk) 00:36, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

666 Outrage - Date?[edit]

This smacks very much of an internet-era moral outrage -- can we find any solid contemporary evidence of this controversy dating back to the early days of the bar code? Eg: a news report from a bona fide newspaper / a pastor's sermon in his local mag / etc. AdventurousMe (talk) 00:38, 10 June 2014 (UTC)