The History of Barcodes

Barcodes, on most products properly called a UPC, or “Universal Product Code,” are now a necessity for everyday life, making it possible for the massive and complex trade networks and supply systems of the modern world to function.

Jul 23, 2021 | 12:20 | Josh Geiger

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