Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Barcode inventor and inadvertent Air Wear contributor dies

Air Wear products include a bar code design theme.  I was saddened to learn that the co-founder of the barcode died this week.  Joseph Woodland was schooled in morse code, and had been trying to track product using that...until one day at the beach...

The inventors originally intended the bar code to be round.

The excerpt from the Wall St. Journal article on Mr. Woodland's passing is below.
(The NY Times also offers a nice write up on Mr. Woodland's death here.)

The only code Mr. Woodland knew was the Morse Code he had learned in the Boy Scouts, his daughter said. One day, he drew Morse dots and dashes as he sat on the beach and absent-mindedly left his fingers in the sand where they traced a series of parallel lines.

"It was a moment of inspiration. He said, 'instead of dots and dashes I can have thick and thin bars,' " Susan Woodland said.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Singapore t-shirts

Some lucky bastard is getting SINful (shipping out 2 SINgapore shirts)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dallas Fort Worth airport products

We're shipping two Dallas Fort Worth DFW airport t-shirts. The t-shirts feature the airport code DFW, silhouettes of airplanes, the city name, and the latitude. Giddy up!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Airport upgrade update

Today's New York Times gives us an update on the airline transportion hubs being upgraded. Excerpt from Jan Mouawad's article:

Los Angeles International Airport's (view Los Angeles products) plans for a $1.5 billion international terminal will add 18 gates.
New York's three major airports (view New York products), as well as the airports in Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta (view Atlanta products) and Chicago (view Chicago products), are spending billions of dollars. Many of the airports have aging terminals, some built in the 1960s and 1970s, that are ill suited to the bigger planes, bigger security lanes and bigger crowds of modern-day air travel. They are replacing or improving existing terminals, updating food concessions and parking garages, or adding runways to keep up with growing demand.

These investments are concentrated at the largest international gateways, where the growth of foreign travel has been fastest. Unlike international hub airports overseas, like Changi Airport in Singapore (view Singapore products), Hong Kong International Airport (view Hong Kong products) or Frankfurt Airport (view Frankfurt products), which consistently fare well in traveler surveys, airports in the United States receive low marks for customer service with more delays, more congestion and older amenities. Skytrax, a British consulting firm, found recently that six of the 10 best airports this year were in Asia, three in Europe, and one in Canada.

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Berlin's new Brandenburg airport (BER) opens by first testing with 1,000s of 'fake' passengers

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New London airport: Thames Estuary

London may build a new airport (and close Heathrow). We hope they'll share some Air Wear. We also wonder what the new airport's code may be? Thames Estuary Airport...Does England seem ready for TEA?

Excerpt from today's New York Times:

At the crux of the airport debate is Heathrow, Britain's main international air hub, located to the west of the capital and, with more than 69 million passengers a year, the third-largest airport in the world, after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta and Beijing Capital International.

While it still serves significantly more passengers than any other airport in Europe, Heathrow, which has just two runways, has been operating at almost 100 percent capacity for a decade and been constrained from growing further by government indecision over whether to build a third runway.

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Set ONTario free ;)

Excerpt from today's WSJ about Ontario (California) airport trying to gain independence from LA: 

Last year, more than 62 million people flew through L.A.'s main airport, LAX, as it is known. About 4.5 million came through Ontario.

Los Angeles has managed Ontario's airport since 1967 and took ownership of it in 1985, in what was thought to be a good plan for both cities at the time.

But Ontario says that under L.A.'s management, its airport has seen traffic steadily decline, showing a 36% drop in passengers since 2007.

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