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Google Celebrates the Invention of the BarCode

Those ubernerds at the Big “G” did it again as they pull out another useless but super interesting logo swap to highlight a great day in history. Today is no different. Rather then sending me my gonfunnit invitation code for the elusive #GoogleWave, the brainiac psycho at

1.0 × 10100(googol) dug up this gem of knowledge.

The Barcode was invented 57 years ago today. October 7, 1952 the official patent was issued US Patent 2,612,994.
The Washington Post reports The barcode on the Google homepage is Code 128 encoded, which is a standard way of encoding ASCII character strings (ie. A-Z, a-z, 0-9, etc.) into a barcode. It would be safe to assume that Google used their own open source barcode project, ZXing, to generate the barcode. The same library is used in Android for barcode recognition.

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Celtx – Free Open Source Pre-Production Tool.

Celtx is the world’s first all-in-one media pre-production software. It has everything you need to take your story from concept to production. Celtx replaces ‘paper, pen & binder’ pre-production with a digital approach that’s more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share.

Multi-Media Friendly
Celtx helps you pre-produce all types of media – film, video, documentary, theater, machinima, comics, advertising, video games, music video, radio, podcasts, videocasts, and however else you choose to tell your story.

All In One
Unlike scriptwriting software and sites, you can use Celtx for the entire pre-production process – write scripts, storyboard scenes and sequences, develop characters, breakdown & tag elements, schedule production, and prepare detailed and informative production reports for cast and crew.

Fully Integrated
Celtx is designed to help your entire production team work together on a single, easy to share project file – eliminating the confusion of multiple project files, and the need for ‘paper and binder’.

World Community of Media Creators
More than 500,000 media creators in 160 countries create with Celtx in 28 different languages. Celtx is used by independent filmmakers and studio professionals, and by students in over 1,800 universities and film schools – many that have adopted Celtx for teaching and class work submission.

The Best of The Desktop & The Web
Celtx is a desktop application that delivers the most fluid writing and editing experience. You can always keep your fingers moving as fast as your thoughts and your creative flow is never interrupted. With Celtx you can also work at any time off-line and privacy is never a concern.

Celtx Studios use the web to deliver a central server’s superior strength for heavy-lifting tasks such as mass storage, collaboration and e-commerce.

No other film production software gives you the advantages of the Celtx-Celtx Studios hybrid desktop-web architecture.

Non-Linear Project Development
Unlike scriptwriting software and sites, Celtx puts a choice of fully integrated development tools right at your fingertips, giving you total flexibility to determine how your story takes shape.

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Celtx – #1 choice for media pre-production.