13 Jun 2021

Fifty years since the birth of the barcode

From Sunday Morning, 10:41 am on 13 June 2021

In 1971, leaders from the biggest names in commerce put their differences aside and came together to transform the global economy by introducing the barcode. Fifty years later, barcodes are just getting going in terms of what we'll be able to use them for. Dr Peter Stevens is the Chief Executive of GS1 New Zealand. He joins the show to look back at 50 years of bardcodes, and what the future holds for these essential numerical codes.

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Bar code Photo: Supplied