Thursday, January 10, 2013

RIP Norman Joseph Woodland - Retail Revolutionary

Though belated we wanted to take a moment to remember a technology revolutionary, Norman Joseph Woodland. Which few visionaries names go down in the history books, Norman, creator of the barcode made much possible.

His creation came before it's time and wasn't broadly adapted until over 20 years after his inception.

It is said that Norman very much enjoyed shopping at grocery stores and seeing his idea on next to every product available for purchase.

Thank you for your vision and thank you for your contribution to modern retail, Norman.