This is a shot of a bottom lit slice of Blood Orange from our Studio. It seems like everything has a label – I saw an apple in the grocery store that had a sticker “Sodium Free”!
The first use of barcodes was to label railroad cars, but they were not commercially successful until they were used to automate spermarket checkout systems, a task for which they have become almost universal. Their use has spread to many other tasks that are generically referred to as Auto ID Capture (AIDC). The very first scanning of the now ubiquitous Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode was on a pack of Wrigley chewing gum in June 1974. www.kerstenbeck.com