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James Goodfellow (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 - May 2 1966. His machine was tested a month later than one developed by John Shepherd Barron.

Goodfellow was the inventor of the ATM as we know it. see Who invented the ATM? See

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