Nightly News   |  December 13, 2012

Norman Joseph Woodland, co-creator of the barcode, dies at 91

Woodland, an engineer, invented the barcode technology with a graduate school classmate and by 1973 it became industry standard. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> buy things. think of the checkout line at the supermarket. think of how much bar code was a game changer. norman joseph woodland has died. he drew lines in the sand and wept onto become the cocreator of the bhar code. it became industry standard in 1973 . bar codes scanned 5 billion times a day on this planet. he was a boy scout and become a mechanical engineer. he worked on the manhattan project during world war ii and joseph woodland was 91 years old.