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Trainscapes: Kartrak: The First Barcode

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In 1967, the railroad industry announced a new era of automation when they adopted the world’s first barcodes. But within a few years they completely abandoned the system, and barcodes went on to revolutionize the grocery industry instead. What happened?  See this video from Peter Dibble below.

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