X-Message-Number: 8231
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 14:02:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
Subject: storing information on paper or microfilm

Charles Platt proposes storing information on paper or microfilm as
computer scannable text.

It is trivial to gain far higher densities with two dimensional
variations on bar codes. It is very simple to produce scanners to
decode these, and the process is also far easier to automate than the
process of scanning text. With suitable error correcting codes
embedded, very high rates of fidelity are possible.


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