Bar Code Inventor Dead at 91

N. Joseph Woodland and co-inventor made only $15K

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 13, 2012 2:40 PM CST

(Newser) – The New York Times has what must be the most interesting obituary of the day: that of 91-year-old N. Joseph Woodland, who invented the now-ubiquitous bar code with a colleague in the late 1940s. Among the tidbits:

  • Aha moment: It came while Woodland sat on
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