World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee launches 'Contract for the Web' rulebook for tech giants and governments aiming to create safer internet with NO national blocks on information
The computer scientist is supported by tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, along with various government officials and groups from across the globe. The contract sets out concrete actions that governments, nations and even individuals can take to foster a safe, empowering and inclusive world wide web.Present issues with the web include the growing divide in web access and the increasing use of the tool for harassment, election interference and disinformation.
Barcode Co - Inventor Dies Aged 910. By Tom - Posted 4th July, 2015 at 9:45 pm. One of the co - inventors of the barcode , Norman Joseph The man was born in Atlantic City, and randomly came up with the idea of a barcode when he was sitting on a beach, by moving his fingers through
Norman Joseph Woodland, who co -created the barcode , has died at his New Jersey home at the age of 91. Woodland worked with university classmate Bernard Silver to create the now ubiquitous In 2011 both Woodland and Silver were inducted into the US's National Inventors Hall of Fame.
US engineer George J. Laurer, who co-invented the barcode and helped to transform the retail world in the 1970s, has died at age 94.
The former IBM employee's funeral was held Monday in his hometown of Wendell, North Carolina, according to a family obituary. He died at home last week.
Laurer is recognized as the co-inventor of the Universal Product Code (UPC), or barcode, which can be found on millions of products, services and other items for identification.
Harlem resident, thought to be oldest American, dies at 114
Believed to be America’s oldest person, Alelia Murphy died at the age of 114 on Saturday. © Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images Alelia Murphy, believed to be the oldest living American, turned 114 years old on July 6, 2019. Born on July 6, 1905, Murphy died Saturday with her family by her side in New York City’s borough of Harlem, where she'd lived since the “Roaring ‘20s.” She raised two children there as a single mother after her husband died at an early age.
Norman Joseph Woodland, who co -created the barcode , has died at his New Jersey home at the age of 91. Woodland's efforts were years ahead of their time. It took 22 years for the invention to make its first appearance in a US shop - due to the fact the laser technology required to read the lines did
Norman Joseph Woodland, who co -created the barcode , has died at his New Jersey home at the age of 91. Woodland worked with university classmate Bernard The modern-day barcode is estimated to be scanned more than five billion times every day. Atlantic City-born Woodland died on Sunday, his
The marking -- made up of black bars of varying thickness and a 12-digit number -- can be scanned, quickly identifying the product and its price.
In 1969, Laurer rose to become senior IBM engineer and scientist in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, according to a tribute posted on the company's website.
"Only a few years later, in 1973, Laurer went on to spearhead the development of the now-ubiquitous Universal Product Code (UPC) symbol that revolutionized virtually every industry in the world," it said.
Fellow IBM employee Norman Woodland, who died in 2012, is considered the pioneer of the barcode idea, which he initially based on Morse code.
Woodland patented the concept in 1952 but was unable to develop it -- years before low-cost laser and computing technology.
Two decades later, Laurer developed a scanner that could read codes digitally. He also used stripes rather than circles that had proved impractical to print.
IBM launched the product in 1973, and the first barcode transaction took place on June 26 of the following year, in a supermarket in the city of Troy, Ohio.
The first product scanned was a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum, which is now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington.
The Day in Sports, Saturday, December 21, 2019 .
The Day in Sports, Saturday, December 21, 2019