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For the English footballer and manager, see Jimmy Goodfellow.
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Known for||Inventing the ATM and the PIN|
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.
- "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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