If you think that 2005 Sunrise -- that is, Jan. 1, 2005, the deadline for reading and internalizing bar codes representing something other than 12 digits -- doesn't apply to you, consider the following scenarios. It's April 23, 2005, and you haven't yet gotten all of your corporate and store systems ready to accept 13-digit EAN-13 bar codes on products coming from Europe, which are in great demand in your stores. Of course, you want those products, so you're wrangling with a particular ...

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