Snopes (http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/studentid.asp) claims that the digital type of photo ID was not introduced at Columbia until 1996, well after the time that Obama would have been there.
Makes some sense. Bar codes were still rather rare in 1981.
” Bar codes were still rather rare in 1981.”
Not really, I owned a supermarket with register scanners in
1981. All grocery products had bar codes then.
Probably is a fake because in 1981 I believe Barry was Occidental at that time.
And yet my first DL issued by the state of Texas in 1980 had one, as well as my Universtiy of Houston student ID card issued in the fall of 1982. And there were readers all over campus for entry into labs, use of the library, and all the admissions and administrative offices. IIRC, even the praking decals had that barcode on them. Heck, I even remember calling it our student surveilence card when they started using it to take attendance in the fall of 1983.
Maybe we should ask Wayne Allen Root if he had one with a barcode at CUNYC.
I went to a much smaller school than Columbia. We had the digital ID with Bar Code by 1981. Not sure when it started.
I still have my Columbia ID from 1982. The one posted on Snopes doesn’t look anything like it.
The claim was "the US discovered...." and Snopes debunked it claiming that the US knew about the uranium since the early 1990's.....
It was a play on words....