Friday, May 21, 2010

ATM inventor died

India born Scot John Shepherd Barron, inventor of the Automated Teller Machine (ATM), has died after a short illness at the age of 84. He came up with the concept in 1965 while lying in the bath after getting to his bank too late to withdraw money. " It struck me that there must be a way I could get my own money, anywhere in the world or the United Kingdom. I hit upon the idea of a chocolate bar dispenser, but replacing chocolate with cash," he had said in a 2007 interview.
-Hindu news paper (21/05/2010)

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