Google Logo Celebrates Barcode Anniversary

Posted By Ben Goulding, 7 October, 2009 | permalink

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Today is the 57th anniversary of the first patent of the barcode and to celebrate, Google has changed it’s logo to a barcode, which when scanned with a barcode scanner would read ‘Google’.

The first patent for the barcode was filed by inventors Norman Woodland and Bernard Silver. The original patent applied to a system that encodes data in circles and can be scanned in any direction. Through the years, this system has evolved into the rectangular barcode with strips of black and white line which is what we normally see on various items.

Via Search Engine Journal

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car blogger October 7, 2009

Now I know why codebar be a google doodle for today

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