George Laurer, co-inventor of the barcode, dies at 94 - BBC News

George Laurer, co-inventor of the barcode, dies at 94 - BBC News

The US engineer helped to perfect the technology to read barcodes, which revolutionised retail.

Image copyrightSupplied George Laurer, the US engineer who helped develop the barcode, has died at the age of 94. Barcodes, which are made up of black stripes of varying thickness and a 12-digit number, help identify products and transformed the world of re… [+1576 chars]

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