Universal Product Code change

Universal Product Code change. I heard something pretty worrying over the weekend. It appears that the US will be moving to a 13 or 14 slot barcode system in 2005. This is required by law. The reason, wouldn't ya know it; We're running out of 'address space'! Just like IP addresses basically. Only worse. This change over will be huge. Every retail outlet in America, every inventory system, will need an ipgrade. Not to mention the millions of label makers that will need replacing. Y2kV? Adpac seems to think so. [Adam Curry: Adam Curry's Weblog]

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