Supermarket Checkout Technology (1974)

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KRON-TV News report from August 30th 1974 by Frank Johnstone featuring views of a "new supermarket checkout computer system … The datachecker scanning system," which is being demonstrated in a Santa Clara semiconductor plant. Includes scenes of a woman showing how groceries would be scanned at a supermarket checkout counter. Johnstone points out the potential effiencies of this new universal product code system and states that 15% of national products are already barcoded for use. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Type of material
local newsfilm
Duration
1:11
16mm color magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Date aired
8/30/1974
Originally aired on
KRON-TV
Identifier
KRON 3714-4
Views
2079

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