Milestones-Nomination talk:Birthplace of the Bar Code, 1948

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Suggested changes to citation from Lyle Feisel

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Administrator4 (talkcontribs)

I think the citation needs some work here is the old first sentence and my suggestion for a change:


Original:


In an attempt to automate the reading of product information in a local grocery store, Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland conceived a solution in 1948 at the Drexel Institute of Technology which later became the ubiquitous Barcode.


My suggestion:


In an effort to automate the reading of product information in a local grocery store, Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland of the Drexel Institute of Technology developed a system that later became the ubiquitous barcode.

140.98.210.243 (talkcontribs)

I believe that Lyle's wording tightens up the language without changing meaning. How do others feel?

Lisetiffner (talkcontribs)

I prefer Lyle's wording. The original citation also has a redundant "of" which should be cleaned up. - Lise

Apyuste (talkcontribs)

I agree with Lyle's suggestion, although I would avoid using such "magnification" words as "ubiquituous", "quintessential", or "multi-billion" in the original citation. Those words don't contibute to the historical value of the Milestone and might sound somewhat pretentious. My suggestion, then, on Lyle's suggestion would be:

In an effort to automate the reading of product information in a local grocery store, Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland of the Drexel Institute of Technology developed a solution that later became the Barcode Identification System. Patented in 1952, the Barcode has become a key technology for product identification and inventory control in present Industry and daily life.

W2ots (talkcontribs)

I prefer Apyuste's wording. Citation has milestone's origin, origination location, significant date and importance. Everything needed. Like a newspaper story, it has the five elements for the reader: Who, What, When, Where and the Why. Mort hans

Peterhill (talkcontribs)

I agree the Bar Code Milestone and prefer the wording by Lyle Feisel.

Another suggestion for improvement - Bar Code citation

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74.105.221.121 (talkcontribs)

Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland of the Drexel Institute of Technology,in an attempt to automate the reading of of product information in a local grocery store, developed a system that later became the ubiquitous barcode.

W2ots (talkcontribs)

I think including the date is meaningful. What is the rationale for excluding it?

Mort Hans

W2ots (talkcontribs)

Adding references would be helpful to technical researchers and historians. In this case since a patent was awarded including the patent number would be the perfect reference.

Add that and I think the nomination is ready for submission to the History Committee for approval.

Mort Hans, Milestones Coordinator, Regions 1 - 6

W2ots (talkcontribs)

The revised Nomination cites references including the original bar code patent. I now recommend that the History Committee approve the Nomination.

Mort Hans Milestones Coordinator Regions 1 - 6

W2ots (talkcontribs)

I have reviewed the revised Nomination and with the addition of references including the patent citation, I recommend that the History Committee approve the Nomination.

Mort Hans Milestones Coordinator Regions 1-6

160.94.32.44 (talkcontribs)

Lyle's version gets my vote --- Tom Misa

Approval of Birthplace of Bar Code Milestone

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M.geselowitz (talkcontribs)

The Bar Code is clearly a significant technology in IEEE's realm, and the patent demonstrates that this was the first key event in its evolution. I agree with Mort that it should be approved.

K3hz (talkcontribs)

Having fully reviewed the nomination, it addresses all the key elements well and with references. I support the nomination and recommend this be elevated for final approval.

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