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Comment Not a UPC replacement (Score 4, Informative) 141

There's also an article about this over on BBC News with more information: It appears it's not an attempt to replace the traditional UPC barcode.

From the article:
Gavin Jancke, the Microsoft Research engineering director who developed the so-called High Capacity Color Barcode (HCCB), said the aim was not to replace the current barcode system, called UPC. "It's more of a 'partner' barcode," he said. "The UPC barcodes will always be there. Ours is more of a niche barcode where you want to put a lot of information in a small space."

Of course, since this is /. we should all assume that the new barcode is just another phase of Microsoft's Plan of World Domination, right?

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.