Meet the barcode guy. We are spending a few days in Devonport, Auckland, with David and Margaret Allis. David is a house church guy and fundraising radical who has been following my blog for years so its great to finally meet up.
Thanks Ellis family for your hospitatlity and giving space for our noisy family.
David is also a compulsive entrepreneur who is the MAN to talk to in NZ if you want a barcode for your product, even in UK. David started a small business selling barcodes to NZ businesses and now he sells them all over the world.
David is also the guy who supplies unicycles to one-wheeler fanastics all over NZ [and Parachute Festival] and he is the inventor of the KiwiQuiz, the famous NZ edugame that took the country by storm, the Discover NZ game, Time Zone, AND the Brit Quiz game that is just hitting England pubs and households.
So being such a game fanatic, we play some games last night just to see how serious David was and YEP hes pretty competitive. COMPULSIVE more like it!
Tomorrow I am going up to Mangawhai to speak at the Baptist church there and David is coming with me.
Thank you for sharing this post. Lols everything in the future may already have barcodes.
thank you. i love to read this type of information posts. again thank you…
Great post – thanks. It’s been fun hanging with you too, and your lovely family.
BUT – I’m not very competitive or compulsive with games …. just naturally good at them (& naturally humble too)
AND – our surname is Allis – not Ellis (but close enough)
Great post! Thanks!
so about that old bugbear of Christians – do all barcodes really have 666 in them? 😉
You guys just met around Typepad? Wow, that’s really awesome. Well, if that’s the case then I’ll be waiting David in front of our house, I wanna buy some barcodes from him. 🙂
Hi Linda. Nope they don’t. 666 isn’t encoded into all barcodes. However, we can put it in a barcode if you really want it 🙂
I’ll take 6 of them, thanks.
I remember seeing an old Kleenex box in my mother-in-law’s house where the first, middle, and last dividers in the bar code were actually numbered with a 6. I haven’t found an example on the web, though. The same pattern appears to be used today.