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A changing pattern in lines : a history of the introduction and use of barcode technology in Australia - 1965 to 1990

Ellem, Arnold Laurence


During the 1980s the Australian retail industry, led by the grocery sector, introduced a new computer-based technology - automated barcode-scanning at the point-of-sale. This thesis investigates the diffusion of the new technology into Australian supermarkets and retail stores, and the process by which its wide use was accepted in Australia. Exploring the introduction and use of this mundane and usually ignored, but crucially important element of international modern technological...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5146a999968
Embargoed until: 2033-12-25
Access Rights: Restricted access


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