Death of Norman Joseph Woodland

September 6, 1921 - December 9, 2012
Edgewater, New Jersey | Age 91

Bar code's co-inventor dies at 91
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EMERY P. DALESIO, The Associated Press

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — Norman Joseph Woodland, the co-inventor of the bar code that labels nearly every product in stores and has boosted productivity in nearly every sector of commerce worldwide, has died. He was 91.

Woodland died Sunday in Edgewater, New Jersey, from the effects of Alzheimer's disease and complications of his advanced age, his daughter, Susan Woodland of New York, said Thursday.

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