|Known for||Inventing the ATM|
James Goodfellow OBE (born 1937 in Paisley, Renfrewshire) is a Scottish inventor. He patented Personal Identification Number (PIN) technology, and is widely acknowledged as the inventor of Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) technology, although John Shepherd-Barron also had a large part to play in their development.
He was a development engineer given the project of developing an automatic cash dispenser in 1965. His system accepted a machine readable encrypted card, with a numerical PIN keypad. - UK Patent No.1,197,183 - 2 May 1966. His machine was tested a month later than one developed by John Shepherd Barron.
- "it was Goodfellow who came up with the idea of a four-digit PIN which would allow people to access their cash". The Scotsman. 15 September 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
- "Royal honour for inventor of Pin". BBC. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 5 November 2007.
- James Goodfellow, entry at the Gazetteer for Scotland
- "Who invented the ATM machine? - The James Goodfellow Story", at atmmachine.com
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