When did we start using bar codes?

Answer Bar codes were first used in industrial settings in 1969, in a General Motors plant and a General Trading Company distribution facility. Bar codes became widespread after the Universal Product Code... Read More »

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When did bar codes first start?

The first bar codes were bull's-eye-shaped and developed by RCA. They were installed in a Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger's store in 1967, but the code had problems that resulted in its discontinuation. T... Read More »

When did dress codes start?

There is no way to know when the first dress code was created, since regulations regarding clothing may have existed before written records. We do know that at least as far back as the Middle Ages,... Read More »

When did the use of bar codes start on books?

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) bar-coding system was conceptualized in 1965 by a British book retailer that wanted to standardize its cataloging system. The system was implemented in... Read More »

When did telephone area codes start?

The American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) began working on the system of area codes in the 1940s, officially launching them nationwide Nov. 10, 1951, adding 90 area codes that year. In 20... Read More »