George Joseph Laurer

"There is nothing sinister about [the UPC code] nor does it have anything to do with the Bible's 'mark of the beast'. It is simply a coincidence like the fact that my first, middle, and last name all have 6 letters."

September 23, 1925
Current Place
Wendell, North Carolina, United States of America


George Laurer developed the Universal Product Code in 1973. As an engineer at IBM he was asked to develop the pattern used for the Universal Product Code. George Laurer is the holder of 25 patents. He is also the author of 20 published Technical Disclosure Bulletins. During his career, IBM recognized and rewarded him for many technical innovations.

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