Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Google Barcode decoded

Today Google changed their default image to a barcode in celebration of the 57th anniversary of the barcode being patented by Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland. From what I can find the barcode translates into 'GooDEMO' and is a code 128-barcode using's barcode decoder. Which of course is just one of many types of barcodes used today. And is one of the more popular ones.

There are over 77 different types of barcodes. That including linear(1d) and 2d barcodes. U.P.C. being one of the more popular used by food companies to label their products. More and more types being invented all the time. Thank you Mr. Silver and Mr. Woodland for giving us something that makes our life just a little more easier. We salute you!

And for my very own code 128-B barcode 'Bastian Gatten'

There are all kinds of websites out there to make your very own personal barcode. Just... Well... Google it!

-Bastian Gatten

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