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Getting Started With Bar Codes: A Systematic Guide based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I was looking for a book on bar coding and data collection to add to my recommended reading list on my web site. After looking at the descriptions of several books I felt Getting Started with Bar Codes: A Systematic Guide looked like my best bet. After delaying ordering the book for several weeks (primarily due to the price which seemed a bit high), I ordered the book last week and received it yesterday. What a disappointment!!! While the table of contents would get a 5 star rating from me, the actual content is less than inspiring. Parts of the book read like a hodgepodge of redundant trade magazine type articles separated by blocks of technical information. About two thirds of the way through the book it actually seams like it¿s starting over. Even though the book does give technical info on the symbologies and equipment available it fails to adequately convey their real world applications. In addition the book is filled with mistakes, misspelled words, typos on dollar amounts, a table with some data in the wrong columns, and a pasted in page that was apparently missing from the original print. All this in a book preaching accuracy? While I¿m not questioning the authors¿ technical skills it just may be that expertise in working with the electronic transfer of data does not translate into competency in the use of the written language. If someone out there knows of a good book on bar coding, let me know. Meanwhile I¿m still looking.