Five Questions For Andrew Longacre, Research Scientist At Hand Held Products

A highlight of Longacre's 26-year career at Hand Held Products was the invention of Aztec Code, a matrix-style bar-code symbology used in online ticketing and badges distributed by Homeland Security to U.S. visitors. But Longacre doesn't spend all his time working with numbers; he's been singing in an opera chorus since before the Internet was cool.

Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist

August 25, 2006

2 Min Read

Photograph courtesy of Andrew Longacre
Andrew Longacre
Research scientist at Hand Held Products
Interview by Elena Malykhina

Andrew Longacre, research scientist at Hand Held Products

About the Author(s)

Elena Malykhina

Technology Journalist

Elena Malykhina began her career at The Wall Street Journal, and her writing has appeared in various news media outlets, including Scientific American, Newsday, and the Associated Press. For several years, she was the online editor at Brandweek and later Adweek, where she followed the world of advertising. Having earned the nickname of "gadget girl," she is excited to be writing about technology again for InformationWeek, where she worked in the past as an associate editor covering the mobile and wireless space. She now writes about the federal government and NASA’s space missions on occasion.

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