Re: Let's not scrimp on bit space

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 13:15:10 CDT

Karl,

> There seems to be a belief that 2D bar codes are significantly more
> expensive. I've been researching the issue and that seems not to be the
> case.
>
> On the printing side there is no cost difference.
>
Have you found GPL 2-D barcode software?

> On the scanning side the cost difference is not worth hassling over. Once
> you get past the cue-cat level of scanners and get into things that are
> robust and reliable, the cost difference of scanning 1D versus 2D is
> small. And as equipment is driven to become both 1-D and 2-D capable, the
> price difference will become negligable.
>
Still, I rather see hard data than anecdotes.

Alan D.
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