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Who is Russ Adams?

I've been writing about bar code and other automatic identification technologies since 1983. I was Editor-in-Chief of ID Systems Magazine (no longer published and formerly called Bar Code News) from 1983 to 1987, and was Technical Editor of Frontline Solutions Magazine (no longer published and formerly called Automatic ID News) since 1987 to 2000. I've written three books about bar code (Reading Between The Lines, The Black and White Solution and Sourcebook Of Automatic Identification And Data Collection, now all out of print) .

While I did not invent the Internet, I was an early adopter of the Internet. I had one of the first non-university accounts in 1994 (through Digex). On November 1, 1994, I started BarCode 1® as a free source of information about bar code technology on the Internet. We now get more than 100,000 visitors each year. I also was publisher of "The Adams Chronicle", an industry newsletter, for 10 years.

In addition, I worked as a Patent Examiner and Supervisor at the United States Patent & Trademark Office for 34 years prior to my retirement in June 2004. I am a Registered Patent Agent (Registration No. 56,134) and I am licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in patent cases. I do Expert Witness work in patent litigation at the rate of $250/hour. Depositions cost $2000 per day (or any fraction). Testimony at trial costs $4000 per day (or any fraction). All travel lodging must be arranged, booked and paid in advance by the client. Any flights more than 2 hours must be booked as first class. All lodging and ground transportation must be arranged and paid in advance by the client.

In 1975, I built an Altair 8800, one of the first personal computers (even before Apple and the IBM PC) and have been active in personal computing since then. I was a hardware and software reviewer for InfoWorld and have written more than 300 articles in various computer publications. In 1979, I was technical program chairman for the National Computer Conference 1979's Personal Computing Festival in New York City (a time when Bill Gates answered his own phone when called to participate).

I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics from the University of Florida.

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