Haberman was in charge of the selection committee when the grocery industry chose the barcode for its new standard in 1973. He reportedly embraced the barcode and did everything he could to convince both the industry and the public to adopt this new way of making a purchase.
Say Good-Bye To The Man Who Championed The Barcode
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