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March 9, 1972: Supermarket check-out terminal for Britain

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The supermarket check-out is not the place to go to without any cash, or so one would have thought. But now a retail point-of-sale terminal called ATROS, has been brought to this country by MSI Data Corporation of California, at which the check-out clerk does not enter prices, but only the code for the goods. The terminal, linked to a computer, records the right price according to the number of each item purchased or its weight.

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