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!