The History of the Barcode

We use barcode scanners on a daily basis, but have you ever asked yourself how the barcode came to be? October 7, 2012 is the 60th anniversary of the barcode and this infographic includes fun facts about how the barcode, its practical uses, and how industries use barcode scanning technology today. Additionally, this infographic shows the evolution of the barcode—from its rudimentary four line predecessors to the QR codes of today—and the barcode scanner—from bulky laser guns to cell phone apps. With this infographic, Wasp Barcode Technology would like to wish a very happy 60th birthday to the barcode!

60th anniversary of the barcode

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