Data Capture - To Key or not to Key

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Data Capture - To Key or not to Key
Hywel Williams, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
To key or nor to key: that is the question; whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slips and errors of outrageous keying or to take up AIDC (Automatic Identification & Data Capture) against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them? A rather strange misquote of one of the best known speeches from Hamlet, but despite that, maybe there is just a grain of truth there. There is and has been for the past 20 years or so an increasing use of automated data capture, one prime advantage of which is the reduced importance of the keyboard as an input device to computer systems. Automatic Identification & Data Capture is now part of everybody's daily lives both in and out of work. Whilst shopping almost every item we buy is bar coded, and shelf edge labels are used for stock taking by the retailers. Even the shoplifting detectors on the way out are part of this technology, as is the chip and pin card many of us use for paying. Imagine the queues at your favourite supermarket if these t (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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