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Scanning the Horizon
February 2009 (vol. 42 no. 2)
pp. 8-11
David Alan Grier, George Washington University
In addition to reducing the time it took to pay for purchases, bar codes and scanners provided a system that would track inventory, reduce theft, and provide data to help merchants understand how their goods were purchased.
Index Terms:
computing profession, computers and society, bar codes, scanners
Citation:
David Alan Grier, "Scanning the Horizon," Computer, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 8-11, Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MC.2009.58
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