You probably think I’ve blogged this cartoon to make some point about how difficult it is to get the stuff you need to do your job when there’s so much red-tape in the way. But actually I just wanted to show off by saying that I wrote a program recently to print barcodes, and as part of the troubleshooting for that project I did actually have to learn to read the barcodes by sight! (BTW it’s takes a loooong time, I don’t recommend it for the supermarket checkouts.)

Comic for 08 Nov 2007