Issue No.02 - February (2009 vol.42)
David Alan Grier , George Washington University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2009.58
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.
computing profession, computers and society, bar codes, scanners
David Alan Grier, "Scanning the Horizon", Computer, vol.42, no. 2, pp. 8-11, February 2009, doi:10.1109/MC.2009.58