Drop the barcode gun! Google aint for sale.
If you're wondering why today's Google Doodle is so, it's because today is the 57th anniversary of the bar code’s patent!
The Barcode's US Patent, # 2,612,994, is owned by Joseph Woodland, Bernard Silver, and Jordin Johanson -- who are also considered as the barcode's inventors. I bet they'd feel proud if they see the doodle.
Barcode Trivia: Did you know that the original barcode patent was for a system that would encode data in circles as in a bulls eye pattern, so that the code could be scanned in any direction?