Supermarket Checkout Technology (1974)
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
- 16mm color magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to
- Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Date aired
- Originally aired on
- KRON 3714-4