, Bar Codes in tracking samples

Karen Wilson Karen_Wilson at RBGSYD.GOV.AU
Wed Aug 9 07:47:36 CDT 1995

Julian Humphries wrote:
>Everybody assumes barcodes are something special.  I
>predict with 3-4 years they will be obsolete, that scanners will
>read Times Roman numbers as well as they read |||\|/!! (put your
>favorite barcode here).

In fact, another technology is already being developed by the South
Africans, as I recall from a message last year: use of a microchip
for each box/bottle/specimen. The codes could then be read by running
a reader across the storage shelving. Perhaps someone else remembers
more of the details?

     Karen L. Wilson
     Royal Botanic Gardens               E-mail: karen at rbgsyd.gov.au
     Mrs Macquaries Road                          Fax: 61-2-251.7231
     SYDNEY  NSW 2000,  AUSTRALIA               Phone: 61-2-231.8137

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