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10-08-2009, 12:05 AM #1
New Google logo celebrates barcode birth........................You might want to 'check-out' Google's new logo, which celebrates the invention of the barcode.
A traditional barcode is made up of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser.
This optical reader converts the information into a digital format which is then processed by a computer.
The original concept was patented on October 7th, 1952, three years after it was requested by Americans Norman Woodland and Jordin Johanson.
First used for train carriages, we now rely on barcodes for keeping track of billions of items in supermarkets, department stores and post offices around the world.
The barcode used by Google is Code 128 encoded. This is a standard way of encoding ASCII character strings, such as A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and so on.
Clicking on the logo leads to results about the invention, alongside an electronic music magazine and bars in Soho, London that share the same name.
The search engine company regularly changes its logo for special events. Most recently it replaced the 'G' with a picture of Gandhi to mark the day of his birth in 1869.
However, the internet giant had to withdraw an extra letter added to its name for its own anniversary. The search engine's home page appeared with an extra 'l' to celebrate 11 years of combing the worldwide web, but the misspelling confused web users.
10-08-2009, 12:15 AM #2
10-08-2009, 12:47 AM #3
i saw this today i was like woaw something rong with my comp
10-08-2009, 02:39 AM #4
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lol i know!! its weird but coolsorry dude .... Hash
10-08-2009, 07:59 AM #5
yea same with me i thought the image is not loading