media what died a'bornin'

From: Mike Ford <>
Date: Thu Oct 7 17:20:33 2004

At 11:17 AM 10/6/04 +1200, Don Hills wrote:
>Tom Jennings <> wrote:
> >
> >I remember that! It was some bar code variant, I think the
> >code was some BASIC hack small enough to type in. I have no
> >recollection what the hardware was though. 1980s.
>Cauzin SoftStrip. Basically a 2-D barcode, read with a handheld scanner.

I have one of the readers, and curiously the format did NOT die, but moved
to commercial applications like trade show badges.

I wonder if anybody ever reverse engineered the code so that softstrips
could be read on a scanner?
Received on Thu Oct 07 2004 - 17:20:33 BST

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