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    Today, the usual Google logo has been replaced by the ubiquitous black-and-white barcode design to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the first barcode patent.

    On October 7, 1952, inventors Norman Woodland and Bernard Silver were granted the first patent for their invention. The only difference between the barcode we know today and the one Woodland and Silver invented was that it was comprised of a series of concentric circles, not the 59 black and white vertical lines synonymous with the current design.

    Earlier this year, on June 26, the barcode celebrated its 35th birthday. In 1974, a scanner in a Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio, met the simple black-and-white striped barcode design tacked onto a 10-piece pack of Juicy fruit gum. Now, more than 10 billion barcodes are scanned in 25 industries and in places including airports, hospitals, and shipping centers, according to Motorola.

    TechCrunch reports that the Google logo barcode spells out “Google” using Code 128, which they describe as “a standard way of encoding ASCII character strings (ie. A-Z, a-z, 0-9, etc.) into a barcode.”

    Last week, on October 2, Google replaced its “G” with a drawing of activist Mahatma Gandhi, to commemorate what would’ve been his 140th birthday.

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    Default Re: Wish Barcode a Happy Anniversary, Bitches!

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    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
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    It's jsut dawned on me that I'm overly confident and a extremely ocd perfectionist.
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    I don't give a flying fuck about the Kardashians, I doubt they know who Belle and Sebastian are.

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    PS this is what I meant to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SepaGroove View Post
    You shouldn't feel uncool for not going to EDC, you should feel uncool because you are uncool.

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    Default Re: Wish Barcode a Happy Anniversary, Bitches!

    ya know, for a split second i thought somebody actually created one of those happy birthday threads for me based on my avatar..

    {soul crushed 3 seconds later}
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    it's my 30th birthday btw.. i'm old now.

    (P.S. i don't give a fuck, i'm totally hijacking this thread anyway... or not.)
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