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The ATM is 40

Yesterday, the ATM celebrated its fortieth birthday quietly.

A few folks did raise a glass however.

Wired Magazine, for example, published this wonderful chart (doubleclick to see a big version):


85% of global transactions are made in cash?

Argh!  Get me to a mobile payment fast!!!

By 1983, we had TV ads that were really doing a good job of persuading us to use these new fangled machines of course:

It's come on a bit since then, hasn't it:

Mind you, if you really want to see where ATMs are at, then checkout the Finanser blog entry from July 21st. 'Twas a belter!

About Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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