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Suggested changes to citation from Lyle Feisel522:26, 7 September 2011
Approval of Birthplace of Bar Code Milestone115:38, 7 September 2011
Another suggestion for improvement - Bar Code citation113:49, 7 September 2011
References321:10, 6 September 2011

Suggested changes to citation from Lyle Feisel

I think the citation needs some work here is the old first sentence and my suggestion for a change:


Original:


In an attempt to automate the reading of product information in a local grocery store, Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland conceived a solution in 1948 at the Drexel Institute of Technology which later became the ubiquitous Barcode.


My suggestion:


In an effort to automate the reading of product information in a local grocery store, Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland of the Drexel Institute of Technology developed a system that later became the ubiquitous barcode.

Administrator416:28, 18 August 2011
 

I believe that Lyle's wording tightens up the language without changing meaning. How do others feel?

140.98.210.24314:23, 2 September 2011
 

I prefer Lyle's wording. The original citation also has a redundant "of" which should be cleaned up. - Lise

Lisetiffner19:05, 2 September 2011
 

I agree with Lyle's suggestion, although I would avoid using such "magnification" words as "ubiquituous", "quintessential", or "multi-billion" in the original citation. Those words don't contibute to the historical value of the Milestone and might sound somewhat pretentious. My suggestion, then, on Lyle's suggestion would be:

In an effort to automate the reading of product information in a local grocery store, Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland of the Drexel Institute of Technology developed a solution that later became the Barcode Identification System. Patented in 1952, the Barcode has become a key technology for product identification and inventory control in present Industry and daily life.

Apyuste07:40, 6 September 2011
 

I prefer Apyuste's wording. Citation has milestone's origin, origination location, significant date and importance. Everything needed. Like a newspaper story, it has the five elements for the reader: Who, What, When, Where and the Why. Mort hans

W2ots22:21, 7 September 2011
 
 

I agree the Bar Code Milestone and prefer the wording by Lyle Feisel.

Peterhill10:50, 7 September 2011
 
 

Approval of Birthplace of Bar Code Milestone

The Bar Code is clearly a significant technology in IEEE's realm, and the patent demonstrates that this was the first key event in its evolution. I agree with Mort that it should be approved.

M.geselowitz19:20, 16 August 2011
 

Having fully reviewed the nomination, it addresses all the key elements well and with references. I support the nomination and recommend this be elevated for final approval.

vk2cz21:59, 17 August 2011
 
 

Another suggestion for improvement - Bar Code citation

Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland of the Drexel Institute of Technology,in an attempt to automate the reading of of product information in a local grocery store, developed a system that later became the ubiquitous barcode.

74.105.221.12115:19, 2 September 2011
 

I think including the date is meaningful. What is the rationale for excluding it?

Mort Hans

W2ots05:01, 7 September 2011
 
 

References

Adding references would be helpful to technical researchers and historians. In this case since a patent was awarded including the patent number would be the perfect reference.

Add that and I think the nomination is ready for submission to the History Committee for approval.

Mort Hans, Milestones Coordinator, Regions 1 - 6

W2ots02:56, 6 July 2011
 

The revised Nomination cites references including the original bar code patent. I now recommend that the History Committee approve the Nomination.

Mort Hans Milestones Coordinator Regions 1 - 6

W2ots04:07, 31 July 2011
 

I have reviewed the revised Nomination and with the addition of references including the patent citation, I recommend that the History Committee approve the Nomination.

Mort Hans Milestones Coordinator Regions 1-6

W2ots04:15, 31 July 2011
 

Lyle's version gets my vote --- Tom Misa

160.94.32.4421:10, 6 September 2011