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Make your own bar code | What is a bar code

As you all know today is the 57th anniversary of Barcode and many online sites and people are celebrating its birthday. If you searched for anything today in Google you would have noticed a new bar code next to Google search box. This barcode is nothing but "Google".

Just like Google did this you can also generate a bar code for anything including your name - here is the resource for the same:

On the above site you can type any value and get your "Barcode Label Printer - Free Online Barcode Generator". This is really cool. It uses a set of parameters and then I guess some CGI script to generate an image that represents the value you entered. This image can then be scanned by the most common barcode readers to get the actual value of the code.

The application of bar code is immense these days and you can find it in many point of sales applications, application forms, records etc.

What is a barcode?
Here is the definition from Wikipedia about Barcode:
A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data.

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