ATM inventor passes away

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  1. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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  2. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if this guy had any idea how big his invention was going to be.

    Rest in peace.
     
  3. deltask8er

    deltask8er Well-Known Member

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    The 40th anniversary of the first ATM was a couple of years ago. I remember the BBC interviewing him about it.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8691747.stm


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    Monday, 25 June 2007, 05:35 GMT 06:35 UK


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6230194.stm

     
  4. Snowflake3939

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    LOL! I remember my Gran going to that first bank machine mentioned in the article in 1968 and getting money out. It came out in this white plastic container that looked kinda like a floppy disk. I remember her giving the container to my brother to play with and when we moved to Canada, the container came along too and was in my brother's possession for many years after. LOL, probably got thrown out when he was a teenager.
     
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  5. bardtoob

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    I vaguely remember "banker's hours" and would die if I had to live by them today.
     
  6. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Thankfully by the time I moved out of home ATMs were pretty common. Still I do remember Mum having to go the bank before closing time.

    I also remember the days when my Dad got paid in cash.