DEAD: ON THIS DATE

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Norman Joseph Woodland
-Inventor of the barcode


Norman Joseph Woodland (September 6, 1921 ā€“ December 9, 2012) was an American inventor, best known as one of the inventors of the barcode, for which he received a patent in October 1952. Later, employed by IBM, he developed the format which became the ubiquitous Universal Product Code (UPC) of product labeling and check-out stands.

DEATH: Woodland died from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on December 9, 2012, in Edgewater, New Jersey.
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