Passing of an innovator: Norman Joseph Woodland and the story behind the stripes
Science & Technology

Passing of an innovator: Norman Joseph Woodland and the story behind the stripes

One of Drexel’s technological claims to fame, the barcode, recently celebrated its 60th birthday in October. Sadly, less than two months later, Norman Joseph Woodland, one of its co-creators, passed away at the age of 91. Woodland and his classmate Bernard Silver developed the universally recognizable product code stripes that helped put Drexel – Drexel Institute of Technology, in their day … Continue reading