“Trendy” Barcodes Article in New York Times

Posted March 31, 2008

You might not know what the new generation of bar codes looks like: a blocky collection of little pixel-like squares within a larger square in a manner that faintly resembles static on a television set. Even if you’ve noticed one, it might still be surprising to learn that they’re kind of trendy, which is a strange thing for a bar code to be. Yet when a scarf that prominently includes such a pattern appeared a few months ago, it quickly made the blog rounds, and was often labeled “geek chic.”

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